PACE Galleries

1/2 - XYZ 0657 (Flea), 2011. pure pigment on paper mounted on Dibond, 35" x 62" x 1-1/4" (88.9 cm x 157.5 cm x 3.2 cm).

1/2 - XYZ 0657 (Flea), 2011. pure pigment on paper mounted on Dibond, 35" x 62" x 1-1/4" (88.9 cm x 157.5 cm x 3.2 cm).

2/2 - XYZ 0895 (Razor Cut), 2012. pure pigment on paper mounted on Dibond, 35" x 62" x 1-1/4" (88.9 cm x 157.5 cm x 3.2 cm).

2/2 - XYZ 0895 (Razor Cut), 2012. pure pigment on paper mounted on Dibond, 35" x 62" x 1-1/4" (88.9 cm x 157.5 cm x 3.2 cm).

The Wall Street Journal on Lucas Samaras at Pace

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

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