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Allan McCollum

Born in 1944, Los Angeles, United States

Lives and works in New York City, United States

Overview

American artist Allan McCollum creates sculptures which unpick societal contradictions. Fascinated by the pedestalling of certain objects due to their antiquity or artisanal qualities and the degradation of mass-produced ‘low’ goods, he applies plaster, rubber, paint, and cement to emulate items such as framed paintings, fossils, household appliances or antiques. Continually traversing and blurring the distinction between artefacts and automotive objects, his works reveal the embedded nature of ...Read more