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  • Provenance

    Private collection, New York

  • 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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An Almost Perfect Day

2010
flowers on linen
36 x 36 in. (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
Signed, and titled "Dan Colen, An Almost Perfect Day" on the reverse.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $116,500

Contemporary Art Day Sale

Contemporary Art Day
11 May 2012
New York