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AutoPolaroids

A work made of gelatin silver transfer prints (12); some with hand-coloring.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver transfer prints (12); some with hand-coloring.

Date:

January 1971

Artist:

Lucas Samaras
American, 1936-2024

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Lucas Samaras

Title

AutoPolaroids

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1971

Medium

Gelatin silver transfer prints (12); some with hand-coloring

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, on backbboard, upper left, in black ink: "I 9 . 10"; verso, on backboard, upper center, in blue ink: "4 A"; verso, on backboard, upper right, in graphite: "L5.084 / $15,000"; verso, on tape affixed to framed, upper right, diagonally, in black ink: "SAMARAS / PLATE / 24, 25"

Dimensions

Each image, approx: 7.3 × 9.5 cm (2 7/8 × 3 3/4 in.); Each paper, approx: 8.5 × 10.6 cm (3 3/8 × 4 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert and Gayle Greenhill

Reference Number

1991.973

Extended information about this artwork

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