Dan Colen - 20th Century & Contemporary Art: Online Auction New York Tuesday, September 26, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gagosian Gallery, Athens
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Athens, Gagosian Gallery, Dan Colen: Blowin' in the Wind, April 5–July 5, 2012

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Roof Shingle

mixed media
22 1/4 x 21 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. (56.5 x 54 x 7 cm)
Executed in 2011.

$1,000 - 2,000 

Sold for $889

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20th Century & Contemporary Art
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20th Century & Contemporary Art: Online Auction

26 September - 5 October 2023