THANKS by Allan McCollum
January 24, 2014
Allan McCollum’s THANKS are 3 3/4 in l x 1 in h tablets bearing the word THANKS, which are sold in packs of five, in a beautiful gift box. Inspired by McCollum’s renowned Visible Markers Series, in which McCollum explores his notion of the art object as something that obtains it’s significance through the process of its exchange, rather than merely through its making and its presentation. The THANKS lend a physical form to a very common verbal gesture.
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Allan McCollum has exhibited extensively in one-person and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His work has been featured recently in the exhibitions ‘Museum as Muse’ and ‘ Objects of Desire: The Modern Still Life’ at the Museum of Modern Art, at the White House in the exhibition ‘Twentieth Century American Sculpture’, and in Paris at the Pompidou Center’s ‘L’Informe: Mode d’Emploi at the Doris Freedman Plaza in Central Park. McCollum has pieces in the permanent collections of 63 Museums.
Give the Visible Markers to friends, to acquaintances, even to strangers as a gift, a token gesture and as an artpiece, which, will serve as a constant reminder of the importance ofgiving and receiving gratitude, appreciation, and gratefulness.