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  • Provenance

    Rivington Arms, 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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Secrets and Cymbals, Smoke and Scissors (My Friend Dash’s Wall in the Future)

2004
Graphite on vellum (in nine parts). 
106 x 113 in. (269.2 x 287 cm) overall.
Signed and dated "Daniel Colen 2004" on the reverse of the lower left panel. 

Estimate
$35,000 - 45,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

14 Nov 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York