In Allan McCollum’s series, “Surrogate Paintings,” he critiques the social conventions, desires, and elitism often associated with painting. In lieu of framed pictures, he provides only black voids. He calls them surrogates to indicate they are stand-ins that simulate painting. “Twenty Plaster Surrogates” (1983-1985) #enamel #hydrostone by highmuseumofart

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