• Lucas Samaras

    Harcus/Krakow Gallery

    Some years ago I saw a book covered with pins that Lucas Samaras had done and I looked up some other things he had done and thought I saw an interesting theme in them. The pin-coated book seemed to be about denying vision as a means of grasping things. Each pin seemed to take a point on the book’s surface and extend it to invisibility; the contours of a book are ordinarily quite clear and graspable, but the contours of this book led one outward in every direction until they disappeared in a shower of pinpoints. The book had been dematerialized in some sense and yet it had a tactile aggressiveness

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