The Wall Street Journal featured a review of Lucas Samaras: XYZ, crediting Samaras with influencing and inspiring many of today’s most notable artists:
“Mr. Samaras is the original over-the-top artist of our time; without him, there would be no Lari Pittman, no George Condo, even (in her later grotesques) no Cindy Sherman. If Mr. Samaras weren't such a credible devotee of indulgent personal expression, you might think that this new, supremely dizzying show is a gauntlet thrown down to other artists, daring them to follow.” – Peter Plagens, The Wall Street Journal
Samaras began using his own self-image as subject in the early 1960s. He has since been the subject of seven major career retrospectives including Unrepentant Ego: The Self-Portraits of Lucas Samaras at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2004.
Lucas Samaras: XYZ features twenty new, computer-made works that build on the artist’s career-long experimentations manipulating images. The exhibition is on view through October 27, 2012.
For the full review, click here