Lucas Samaras’ 1966 Mirrored Room is Still Mind Blowing

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In 1966, Lucas Samaras’ ground-breaking Room No. 2 was unveiled. It was one of the earliest installation artworks that encouraged viewers to enter and experience rather than passively view.

The original room can be found in the permanent collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The mirror on wood installation measures 96 x 96 x 120 inches (243.8 x 243.8 x 304.8 cm).

Lucas Samaras (b. 1936, Kastoria, Macedonia, Greece) has been the subject of more than one-hundred solo exhibitions and seven major career retrospectives. He is represented by The Pace Gallery where a new exhibition of his work featuring 720 photographs and a mirrored room installation is on view through August 14, 2015, at 510 West 25th Street in New York City.

Lucas Samaras’ 1966 Mirrored Room

Lucas Samaras’ 1966 Mirrored Room

Lucas Samaras’ 1966 Mirrored Room

Lucas Samaras’ 1966 Mirrored Room

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