Allan McCollum

Collection of Eight Plaster Surrogates, 1982-1989

Enamel on plaster
9.6 x 54.8 in, Unique artwork
The Shapes Project : Collection of Sixty Perfect Couples, 2005-2012

Acrylic with varnish on New England Rock Maple with basswood panels
H 64.2 x 107.1 inches approximately for the installation, Unique artwork
The Shapes Project : Collection of One Hundred and Eight Perfect Couples, 2005-2012

Acrylic with varnish on New England Rock Maple with basswood panels
H 128.7 x 96.5 inches approximately for the installation, Unique artwork
The Shapes Project : Collection of Twenty-Four Perfect Couples, 2016

Acrylic with varnish on New England Rock Maple with basswood panels
H 31.5 x 85.4 inches approximately for the installation, Unique artwork
The Shapes Project : Collection of Thirty-Six Perfect Couples, 2005-2012

Acrylic with varnish on New England Rock Maple with basswood panels
H 96.5 x 42.5 inches approximately for the installation, Unique artwork

Allan McCollum's work is characterized by serial production. Whether it's a question of sculptures, drawings or photographs, each of his works form collections, ensembles ranging from a few objects all the way to several thousand. The seriality present in McCollum's work reflects his desire to break with the traditional criterion of the rarity of artworks. However, behind the apparent massificiation of his work, McCollum preserves the uniqueness of each element via the differentiation of his ensemble through subtle variations.

 

Born in 1944, Los Angeles, California. He lives and work in New York.


The works of Allan McCollum feature in the collections of some of the most prominent museum such as the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Musée National d'Art Moderne, the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), the Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Genève (Switzerland) and the Castello di Rivoli (Italy).



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News

News

allan McCollum - URBAN THEATER: NEW YORK ART IN THE 1980s - the modern, FORT WORTH, United States

INSTITUTION

09.21.2014 - 11.04.2015


Press

ALLAN MCCOLLUM'S ONE-OF-A-KIND SHAPES IN FOR THE MILLIONS/JUST FOR YOU

THE NEW YORK TIMES

ALLAN MCCOLLUM'S ONE-OF-A-KIND SHAPES IN FOR THE MILLIONS/JUST FOR YOU

16.04.2015
ALLAN MCCOLLUM

TECHNIKART

ALLAN MCCOLLUM

01.06.2013
ENTRETIEN

LE QUOTIDIEN DE L'ART

ENTRETIEN

21.05.2013

Publications

Perfect Couples & Shapes Spinoffs

Allan McCollum

Perfect Couples & Shapes Spinoffs

06/2016

Ouvrage publié à l'occasion de l'exposition personnelle de Allan McCollum à la Galerie Mitterrand, Paris.
Graphisme : Alban Gervais

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