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Conflict 23

Artist:
Lucas Samaras (American (born Greece), Kastoria, 1936)
Date:
2003
Medium:
Pigment inkjet print on paper
Dimensions:
22 1/2 × 29 1/2 in. (57.2 × 74.9 cm)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of the artist, 2014
Accession Number:
2014.40.15
Rights and Reproduction:
© Lucas Samaras
Not on view
In 2003, Samaras began his series of Photofictions using a Leica digital camera and Adobe Photoshop. For some of these works he photographed himself in the studio and then inserted his self-portraits into a variety of New York cityscapes. Having previously created an innovative body of work with the Polaroid camera, Samaras was attracted to the transformative power of this new technology: "The digital Leica allowed me to translate the outside world into my own world."
the artist, New York (2003–14; his gift to MMA)

London. Waddington Galleries. "Lucas Samaras: Photofictions," March 24–April 17, 2004, no. 24.

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia. "Lucas Samaras: Photoworks," March 1–April 16, 2011, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Lucas Samaras: Offerings from a Restless Soul," February 24–September 7, 2014, no catalogue.

Lucas Samaras: Photofictions. Exh. cat., PaceWildenstein. New York, 2003, no. 24, ill. (not this edition).

Marla Prather. Unrepentant Ego: The Self-Portraits of Lucas Samaras. Exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, 2003, ill. p. 318 (not this edition), calls it "Untitled (Conflict #23)".

Lucas Samaras: Photoflicks (iMovies), Photofictions (A to Z). Exh. cat., PaceWildenstein. New York, 2005, unpaginated, ill. (not this edition).

Catherine Cafopoulos in Lucas Samaras: A Retrospective. Ed. Katerina Koskina. Exh. cat., National Gallery Alexandros Soutzos Museum. Athens, 2005, p. 290, ill. p. 304 (color).



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