Lucas Samaras, Transformation: Knives, 1968

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Fifteen differently shaped knives covered in assorted colors and materials—such as yarn, string, fabric, and fur—are arranged in a circle, with points facing inward, on a white background.
Lucas Samaras, American, b. Greece, 1936
Transformation: Knives, 1968
Knives, beads, acrylic, adhesive, wood, pins, thread, hair, plastic, yarn, razor blades, photograph, Plexiglas, cotton, wire, coral, and plaster on a Plexiglas base
Panel: 40 × 40 × 3 ½ in. (101.6 × 101.6 × 8.9 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Bergman, 1974.11

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago