I Knew Nothing

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  • Provenance

    Massimo De Carlo, Milan
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Confronti - Enrico Castellani, Dan Colen, Dadamaino, Piotr Uklański, May 18 - July 21, 2013

  • Artist Bio

    Dan Colen

    American • 1979

    American artist Dan Colen has spent most of his career asking himself questions about the editorial decisions artists have to make when creating a scene from scratch on canvas. In his early work, Colen painted mundane interiors punctuated with fantastical elements. This manifested as part of a growing curiosity in the ethereal or divine intervention.

    Colen subsequently stepped away from paint as material and started using found objects as mediums with which to paint. Among these, Colen has used chewing gum, street trash, confetti, feathers, flowers and dirt. This methodology allows Colen to abandon control and create in a more free-form, subconscious manner.

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Dan Colen

I Knew Nothing

dirt on canvas
50 x 50 in. (127 x 127 cm.)
Executed in 2013.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Afternoon Session

New York Auction 15 May | On View at 450 Park Avenue