Allan McCollum
American, born 1944
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Perfect Couples & Shapes Spinoffs,
Galerie Mitterrand
Allan McCollum - The Shapes Project: Perfect Couples,
Petzel Gallery
Allan McCollum: 2000 Surrogates,
Galerie Isabella Czarnowska

In his sculptures, drawings, and photographs, Allan McCollum applies the strategies of typologies and mass production to handmade objects, creating vast installations of small-scale works. In his 2006 Shapes Project, he designed a system to produce and keep track of unique graphic emblems for every person on earth. Shapes of Maine (2005-2008), an extension of the Shapes Project, is a pictorial history of the state via its craftspeople, comprising over 2,220 unique items in four categories, including wood ornaments and copper cookie cutters.

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