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Perfect Vehicles

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Description

Allan McCollum describes his 'Perfect Vehicles' as: ‘an homage to the idea of one thing standing for another.’ Because of the repetition of forms and their arrangement in a straight line, Perfect Vehicles lend themselves to various associations. Works of art serve as vehicles for our ideas. The artist thinks of 'Perfect Vehicles' as a working process. 'Perfect Vehicles' exist in different versions and sizes, all of them monumental in scale.

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