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Photo-Transformation, December 17, 1973
Lucas Samaras (American, born Greece, 1936)
United States (Place created)
December 17, 1973
Polaroid SX-70 dye diffusion print
7.6 x 7.6 cm (3 x 3 in.)
© Lucas Samaras
Though cut off at the edge of the
Samaras repeatedly focused attention on himself in his Photo-Transformations series. He often extensively altered these Polaroid self-portraits by manipulating the surface emulsions while they were fresh from the camera and still malleable.