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Oral history interview with Lucas Samaras, 1968 January 18

Samaras, Lucas, 1936-

Photographer, Painter, Performance artist, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 104 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 33 min.

Summary: Interview of Lucas Samaras conducted 1968 January 18, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lucas Samaras (1936-) is a sculptor from New York, N.Y.


This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Use requires an appointment.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Lucas Samaras, 1968 January 18. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.