Allan McCollum was born in 1944 in Los Angeles. He lives and works in New York. His works are characterized in their serial production. Each of the medium he uses: Paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography, represent a way to experiment the notion of “collection” or series which can be limited or expanded. This serial procedure represents a way to break with the autographic conception of art and its link with the notion of authenticity and singularity. McCollum investigates the way that objects achieve personal and public meaning in a world that relies largely on mass production. But in this serial process , he manages to maintain small differences by adding subtitle variation.
2016 A painted wall and a Collection of Eight Plaster Surrogates by Allan McCollum (1988, enamel on plaster, 23,5 x 161,5 x 2,5 cm) repainted by Claude Rutault as the wall where it hangs, with Pantone reference 3245. A Collection of Eight Plaster Surrogates by Allan McCollum (1988, enamel on plaster, 23,5 x 161,5 x 2,5 cm), in front of the wall painted by Claude Rutault.