Allan McCollum: In Charge of His Own Destiny
Installation dimensions vary
Two surrogates measure: 5 x 4 x 3/4 inches (12.7 x 10.2 x 1.9 cm)
One surrogate measures: 6 x 5 x 3/4 inches (15.2 x 12.7 x 1.9 cm)
One surrogate measures: 6 x 4 x 3/4 inches (15.2 x 10.2 x 1.9 cm)
Signature: Each are signed, numbered and dated on reverse
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.
American, b. 1944, Los Angeles, California