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Allan McCollum
1944–

Introduction

Allan McCollum (born 1944) is a contemporary American artist who lives and works in New York City. In 1975, his work was included in the Whitney Biennial, and he moved to New York City the same year. In the late 1970s he became especially well known for his series, Surrogate Paintings.

He has spent over fifty years exploring how objects achieve public and personal meaning in a world caught up in the contradictions made between unique handmade artworks and objects of mass production, and in the early 1990s, he began focusing most on collaborations with small regional communities and historical society museums in different parts of the world. His first solo exhibition was in 1970 and his first New York showing was in a group exhibition at the Sidney Janis Gallery in 1972.

Wikidata identifier

Q2837749

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Introduction

McCollum's sculptures typically consist of many separate, hand-crafted elements, usually casts from toys, bottle caps, drawer pulls and candy molds. American artist, New York, N.Y.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, author, installation artist, painter, photographer, sculptor

ULAN identifier

500118788

Names

Allan McCollum, Allan Mccollum, Allan MacCollum

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