b. 1944, USA

Allan McCollum Biography

Allan McCollum was born in 1944 Los Angeles, California, and lives and works in New York City. His work is in over seventy museum collections, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Solo retrospectives of McCollum’s work have been held internationally including at the Musée d‘Art Moderne, Villeneuve d’Ascq, Lille; the Sprengel Museum, Hannover; the Serpentine Gallery, London; among many others. He has produced public art projects in both the United States and Europe. His work was also recently included in the 9th Bienal do Mercosul, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, curated by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy. Numerous texts on McCollum's work have been published by a number of art historians and critics including Martha Buskirk, Maryjo Marks, Rosalind Krauss, Craig Owens, Hal Foster, Anne Rorimer, Lynne Cooke, Lars Nittve, Thomas Lawson, Catherine Quéloz, Helen Molesworth, Johannes Meinhardt, Claude Gintz, Suzi Gablik, Nicolas Bourriaud, Rhea Anastas, Nancy Princenthal, and Jill Gasparina. In 2012, JRP Ringier published a monograph of McCollum’s work. 

Allan McCollum Featured Artworks

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Collection of Twenty Plaster Surrogates by Allan McCollum contemporary artwork works on paper
Allan McCollum Collection of Twenty Plaster Surrogates, 1982/1985 Enamel on cast Hydrostone
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Beauty is as Beauty Does by Allan McCollum contemporary artwork painting
Allan McCollum Beauty is as Beauty Does, 1972 Canvas squares, lacquer stain, varnish, silicone adhesive, caulking
177.8 x 342.9 cm
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Deep Connections by Allan McCollum contemporary artwork painting
Allan McCollum Deep Connections, 1973 Canvas, silicone adhesive, acrylic
115.6 x 617.2 cm
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Canto IV by Allan McCollum contemporary artwork painting
Allan McCollum Canto IV, 1972 Canvas squares, lacquer stain, varnish, silicone adhesive, caulking
106.7 x 106.7 cm
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Canto III by Allan McCollum contemporary artwork painting
Allan McCollum Canto III, 1972 Canvas squares, lacquer stain, varnish, silicone adhesive, caulking
106.7 x 106.7 cm
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Canto II by Allan McCollum contemporary artwork painting
Allan McCollum Canto II, 1972 Canvas squares, lacquer stain, varnish, silicone adhesive, caulking
106.7 x 106.7 cm
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If Love Had Wings: a Perpetual Canon by Allan McCollum contemporary artwork painting
Allan McCollum If Love Had Wings: a Perpetual Canon, 1972 Canvas squares, lacquer stain, varnish, silicone adhesive, caulking
277.5 x 839.5 cm
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Object Lesson by Allan McCollum contemporary artwork painting
Allan McCollum Object Lesson, 1973 Canvas, silicone adhesive, glitter, acrylic
99.1 x 337.8 cm
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