Author Archives: Sasha Stahl

Lucas Samaras: Offerings from a Restless Soul

Kastoria and New Jersey, the birthplace and hometown of Lucas Samaras, have little in common. The stark contrast between these two locations, in many ways, defines Samaras’ own work: eclectic, non-uniform, and drawn from several sources. Listing the similarities between … Continue reading

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Walter De Maria’s Lightning Field

Walter De Maria’s Lightning Field touches on concepts that coincide with Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty: entropy, impermanence, accessibility, the changing notion of sculpture, and the relationship between man and nature. At the same time, the seriality and grid-like structure of … Continue reading

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Birmingham Race Riot (1964), Andy Warhol

Warhol’s ability to represent the intensity of the riot lies in the color, content, and mysterious quality of the image. His decision to maintain the black and white nature of the photograph (unlike Red Race Riots)[1] reiterates the contrast between … Continue reading

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