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From Library Journal
The Greek-born Samaras is a photographer, painter, and sculptor who makes his eccentrically cluttered Manhattan apartment the backdrop and subject of his flamboyant nude self-portraits and nude portraits of friends. Most of the images (well-reproduced here) are Polaroids that he began using in the 1960s, first in grid arrangements of small pictures, then as cut-and-assembled photographs, often with manipulated emulsions. His later work employs 20 x 24 film. Essayist Ben Lifson, the former Village Voice critic, traces the evolution of Samaras's expression and introduces each distinct stage of the artist's work. With a chronology and bibliography of books, exhibit catalogs, and articles. Kathleen Collins, Library of Congress
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About the Author
Ben Lifson has written for many periodicals including Aperture, Artforum, Art in America, Art on Paper, and The Village Voice, where he was senior photography critic. His museum work includes exhibition catalog essays for and public lectures at the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Royal Academy of Arts, among others. He has taught photography at CalArts, the University of California, Havard, Yale, and Bard College. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts... read more