"Over Ten Thousand Individual Works" (1987/88)

"Over Ten Thousand Individual Works," 1987/88
Enamel on cast Hydrocal, 2 inches in diameter each, with variable lengths, each unique
Installation view at Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Holland
© Allan McCollum
Courtesy the artist

"Hundreds—maybe thousands—of people put their hands on these things and they wind up in a commercial situation. In the art world people might say, “Oh, it’s just a stupid commercial situation.” But in fact there may be thousands of actual hands of individual people that produced those things, and I was looking for some of that feeling in this project."

-Allan McCollum