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by Allan McCollum (1944); Cast glass fibre, reinforced with Hydrocal; 53 x 53 x 53 cm; Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
Allan McCollum sees the plaster casts of the dead from Pompeii as copies made by nature. In the early 1990s the artist used the cast of a chained watchdog as the start-ing point for a conceptual work. From Museo Vesuviano he obtained a piece mould of the dog which enabled him to cast his own. McCollum (re)produced a series of such casts and presented them in different constellations of up to several hundred dogs. The man-made, serial copy of the cast is turned into an artwork by this creative act, even though its outward appearance differs only slightly from the exhibition copy of the dog from Pompeii also shown here.
© Allan McCollum
3D-Digitisation, Virtual Exhibition, Post-Production: Studio Jester Blank