"Plaster Surrogates" (1982/83)

"Plaster Surrogates," 1982/83
Enamel on cast Hydrostone, variable dimensions
Installation view of "From the Permanent Collection" at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
© Allan McCollum
Courtesy the artist

"The paintings were made from wood and it took quite a while: I would coat them with fifty coats of paint and have to press things with glue and put the frames on. I couldn’t make them as quickly as I wanted, and it was only after maybe three years of doing them that way that I realized I had to have a mold to produce quantities."

-Allan McCollum