Dan Colen - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 15, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Peres Projects, Los Angeles/Berlin

  • Literature

    M. Coomer, "Last Attraction Next Exit," Modern Painters 98, Summer 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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Property sold to benefit the Art Production Fund, New York 


Three works: To Be Titled

Oil on canvas in three parts. 
(i) 28 1/4 x 21 3/4 in. (71.8 x 55.2 cm);(ii) 20 1/4 x 15 7/8 in. (51.4 x 40.3 cm); (iii) 28 1/2 x 22 3/8 in. (72.4 x 56.8 cm).
Each signed and dated "Daniel Colen 2007" on the overlap. 

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $84,100

Contemporary Art Part II

15 May 2009, 10am
New York