Born in 1944 in Los Angeles, Allan McCollum lives and works in New York. With over a hundred solo shows to his credit, including retrospectives at the Musée d’art moderne of Villeneuve-d’Ascq in France (1998), the Sprengel Museum in Hanover, Germany (1995-1996), London’s Serpentine Gallery (1990), Malmö’s Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art in Sweden (1990), IVAM Centre del Carme in Valencia, Spain (1990), and the Stedelijk Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands (1989), he was initially recognized as a minimalist artist before making his mark as one of the principle representatives of the appropriationist movement.
His works is found in important museum collections around the world, including MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney Museum, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, as well as in the Art Institute of Chicago and MOCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
Four Perfect Vehicles, 1992
Enamel on solid-cast hydrocal
4 parts, each 50 x 20 cm
The Shapes Project: shapes spinoffs, 2005-2014
Hand-lathed ash wood
6 parts, each 25.4 x 16.9 cm
Installation, 100 x 195 cm
Enamel on plaster
64 parts, variable dimensions
124 x 221 cm for this installation