End Frame: Michael Lewis on Lucas Samaras

April 7, 2014

© Lucas Samaras/Courtesy of Lucas Samaras and Pace Gallery

“Sitting 20 x 24 (14A),” October 31, 1980, by Lucas Samaras.

 Portrait photographer Michael Lewis, one of six photographers we interviewed for “How Great Portraits Are Made,” says he has long been fascinated by Lucas Samaras’s Polaroids, particularly the way the artist calls attention to the subjectivity and artifice of his hallucinatory images. Working in 8 x 10- or 20 x 24-inch Polaroids, Samaras often puts himself in his frames. He also shows...

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