Introduction
Allan McCollum is a contemporary American artist who was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1944, and now 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, focusing most recently 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.
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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.
Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Painter, Sculptor
Names
Allan McCollum, Allan Mccollum
Ulan
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