"The Visible Markers" (1997-2000)

"The Visible Markers," 1997-2000
Oil-based enamel on Tuf-cal, 1 3/4 x 4 inches diameter each
Used to express gratitude
Produced in collaboration with I.C. Editions, New York
© Allan McCollum
Courtesy the Susan Inglett Gallery, New York

"Do I ever break my molds? That’s one of the strange elements. If somebody asks me if I am going to make any more of a particular work, I always say that I don’t know. I’m not trying to create the mystique of saying there are only so many left so the value is supposed to go up. I find it a little bit offensive when someone makes ten objects and then destroys the mold so no more can be made. It seems phony to me."

-Allan McCollum