Allan McCollum

° 1944

Lives in New York (), born in Los Angeles ().

The sculptural practice of American artist Allan McCollum is grounded in a clinical commentary upon one of the great critical quandaries of art in the post-modern era: the erosion of the traditional concept of the artwork’s aura under the pressure of an ever-expanding apparatus of mass production. His work thereby becomes an exemplary hybrid of hieratic painterly ideals, industrial image (re)production, and the poppy charm of Appropriation Art – the defining critical presence in the early eighties’ east coast art scene.

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