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  • Provenance

    Peres Projects, Berlin
    Gagosian Gallery, London

  • 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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Cocksuckers, Blews, Mews, Pews, & Stews

2007
chewing gum and gum wrappers on canvas
22 x 28 in. (55.9 x 71.1 cm)
Signed and dated "Dan Colen '07" along the overlap. Further signed "Dan Colen" on a label affixed to the reverse.

Estimate
$50,000 - 70,000 

Contact Specialist
John McCord
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 10 May 2016