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 Lucas Samaras  (1936 - )

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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: multi-media, mod figure, collage-assemblage, happenings

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Working in mulit-medias and multi modernist styles, Lucas Samaras is both artist and theoretician who regards his life as an art object.  In his work, he has combined Performance Art, and many forms of abstraction including post-Dadaism, post-Surrealism, and post-Abstract Expressionism.  In 1959, Samaras took part in the earliest "Happenings" led by Allan Kaprow, in which the audience participated with the artist in disconnected-seeming events. Kaprow described a "Happening" as an "ass (showing 500 of 3788 characters).

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