Artist | Lucas Samaras (1936 - 2024)

Alias: Lucas Samaras [Lucas Damianou Samaras]

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    • Lucas Samaras




1936 Born September 14 in Kastoria, Macedonia, Greece
1948 Family moves to the United States; settles in West New York, New Jersey
1955 Becomes a United States citizen
1955 - 59 Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
1959 First solo exhibition in New York at the Reuben Gallery
Begins to participate in "Happenings" at the Reuben Gallery
1959 - 62 Studies art history at Columbia University, New York. Receives Woodrow Wilson Fellowship
1969 Completes a short film entitled "Self with Kim Levin"
1971 Retrospective of boxes at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
1971 - 72 Teaches at Brooklyn College, New York
1972 Retrospective at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1982 Retrospective of pastel drawings organized by the Denver Art Museum, Colorado; travels
1983 Retrospective of Polaroid photographs, Cambridge, Massachusetts, organized by the Polaroid International Collection; travels
1988 Retrospective organized by the Denver Art Museum, Colorado; travels
1991 - 92 Retrospective organized by the Yokohama Museum of Art; travels to Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art.

Public Collections (selection)

Public Collections (selection)

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
General Services Administration, Fine Arts Collection, Hale Boggs Federal Court House, New Orleans, Louisiana
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian
Institution, Washington, D.C.
Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, Indiana
International Polaroid Collection, Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, , Los Angeles, California
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
The Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

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Exhibition History 

Exhibition History

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Venue types: Gallery / Museum / Non-Profit / Collector
Exhibitions in artist-info 125 (S 27/ G 98) Did show together with - Top 5 of 2341 artists
(no. of shows) - all shows - Top 100
Robert Rauschenberg (43)- 671
Andy Warhol (38)- 946
Claes Oldenburg [Claes Thure Oldenburg] (27)- 342
Robert Morris (24)- 338
Robert Mapplethorpe (23)- 215
Exhibitions by type
125:   47 / 59 / 19 / 0
Venues by type
74:   24 / 34 / 16 / 0
Curators 62
artist-info records Nov 1959 - Sep 2015
Countries - Top 5 of 9
United States (88)
Germany (9)
France (8)
Italy (3)
United Kingdom (3)
Cities - Top 5 of 41
New York (62)
Paris (6)
Los Angeles (4)
San Francisco (4)
Kassel (3)
Venues (no. of shows ) Top 5 of 74
Museum of Modern Art - MoMA (1/7) (9)
Green Gallery (9)
Whitney Museum of American Art (8)
PACE - NY 32 E 57th (8)
Pace MacGill (4)
Curators (no. of shows) Top 5 of 62
Dana Miller(2), William S. Rubin(2), John Szarkowski(2), Harald Szeemann(2), Kirk Varnedoe(2)
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America Is Hard to See

Whitney Museum of American Art - America Is Hard to See S May 2015 - Sep 2015 New York (1) +0
De Salvo, Donna (Curator)       +0
Foster, Carter E. (Curator)       +0
Miller, Dana (Curator)       +0
Rothkopf, Scott (Curator)       +0
MAC/VAL - Musée d’art contemporain du Val de Marne G Mar 2015 - Aug 2015 Vitry-sur-Seine (5) +0
Lamy, Frank (Curator)       +0
Gagosian Gallery - 980 Madison Avenue G Feb 2015 - Apr 2015 New York (165) +0
Galassi, Peter (Curator)       +0
Pace MacGill G Mar 2014 - Jun 2014 New York (117) +0
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Lucas Samaras

 - Offerings from a Restless Soul
The Metropolitan Museum of Art S Feb 2014 - Jun 2014 New York (112) +0
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High Museum of Art G Oct 2012 - Jan 2013 Atlanta (13) +0
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