Dan Colen - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 13, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Peres Projects, Los Angeles; Victoria Miro Galley, London

  • Exhibited

    London, Victoria Miro Galley, Absent Without Leave, February 17 - March 17, 2007

  • 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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Untitled (Birdshit)

Oil on canvas.
24 x 18 in. (61 x 45.7 cm).
Signed and dated "Dan Colen 2007" on the overlap.

$35,000 - 45,000 

Sold for $86,500

Contemporary Art Part II

13 May 2011
New York