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[Greek-born American Photographer, born in 1936]
Lucas Samaras Works Online
Categorized & Annotated
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
6 works online by Samaras
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
6 works by Samaras
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Lucas Samaras at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
Tate Gallery, London, UK
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City
Akron Art Museum, Ohio NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Mirrored Room, 1966
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
3 works by or related to the artist
Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. NEW!
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Los Angeles County Museum of Art NEW!
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Philadelphia Museum of Art NEW!
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
The Newark Museum, New Jersey
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
Walker Art Center, Minnesota
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:
Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale ArchivePictures from Image Archives:
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)
Mary Ann Sullivan's Digital Imaging ProjectArticles and Reference Sites:
Chair Transformation Number 20B
Additional Image Search Tools:
(SafeSearch set to "strict"; go to Advanced Search (Flickr/Google) or Preferences (Bing) to change)
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum) Multimedia:
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.
Wikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
New Media Encyclopedia
A project sponsored by several museums of contemporary art
The Charlie Rose Interview Show (PBS)
Lucas Samaras participates in a 2000 discussion about Pace Wildenstein gallery