Lucas Samaras / Transformation: Scissors / 1968Lucas Samaras
Transformation: Scissors

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Creator Name: Samaras, Lucas
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1936-
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Lucas Samaras
Title: Transformation: Scissors
Title Type: Title
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1968
Creation End Date: 1968
Creation Date: 1968
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: mixed media
Parts and Pieces: 80.18a,a) Vertical case,a) Vertical case; 80.18b,b) Horizontal case,b) Horizontal case; 80.18c,c) Scissors,c) Scissors; 80.18d,d) Scissors,d) Scissors; 80.18e,e) Scissors,e) Scissors; 80.18f,f) Scissors,f) Scissors; 80.18g,g) Scissors,g) Scissors; 80.18h,h) Scissors,h) Scissors; 80.18i,i) Scissors,i) Scissors; 80.18j,j) Scissors,j) Scissors; 80.18k,k) Scissors,k) Scissors; 80.18l,l) Scissors,l) Scissors; 80.18m,m) Scissors,m) Scissors; 80.18n,n) Scissors,n) Scissors; 80.18o,o) Scissors,o) Scissors; 80.18p,p) Scissors,p) Scissors; 80.18q,q) Scissors,q) Scissors; 80.18r,r) Scissors,r) Scissors; 80.18s,s) Scissors,s) Scissors; 80.18t,t) Scissors,t) Scissors; 80.18u,u) Scissors,u) Scissors; 80.18v,v) Scissors,v) Scissors
Dimensions: Overall 31 5/8 x 36 5/8 x 36 9/16 in.(80.33 x 93.03 x 92.87 cm. )80.18a 28 1/16 x 14 1/2 x 14 5/16 in.80.18b 3 9/16 x 36 5/8 x 36 9/16 in.
Inscriptions: n), Bottom center: 1980n), Bottom center: replacement
AMICA Contributor: Whitney Museum of American Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 80.18a-v
Credit Line: 50th Anniversary Gift of Frances and Sydney Lewis
Provenance: Collection of the artist, 1968 -Jacques Kaplan, New York, by 1973 -The Pace Gallery, New York/Mr. & Mrs. Sydney Lewis, Virginia, 1980
Condition: 04/27/1993 ,Satisfactory ,Scissors i) cotton darkening at edges; scissors q) andr) glued to base of horizontal case; scissors r): plaster cracking, stained, gluedarkened ,
Context - Person: Lewis Frances
Context - Person: Lewis Sydney
Context - Person: Pace Gallery
Context - Person: Samaras Lucas
Context - Date: 1968 - 1968
Exhibition History: Lucas Samaras
AMICA ID: WMAA.80.18a-v
Component Measured: object
Measurement Dimension: height
Measurement Value: 80.33
Measurement Unit: cm
Measurement Dimension: width
Measurement Value: 93.03
Measurement Dimension: depth
Measurement Value: 92.87
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright Whitney Museum of American Art

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