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    'True Love' | Dan Colen

    'True Love' | Dan Colen

  • Provenance

    Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    East Hampton, Eric Firestone Gallery, Fresh Cuts, May 28 - June 19, 2016

  • Artist Biography

    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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True Love

glass, polyester and plastic
7 1/2 x 3 x 3 in. (19.1 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm.)
Executed in 2016.

$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $2,500

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Online Auction 4-13 February 2019