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  • Provenance

    Gagosian Gallery, London
    Private Collection, London

  • Exhibited

    Edinburgh, Inverleith House, Dan Colen: The Illusion of Life, 12 October - 24 November 2013

  • 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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Spill the Blood

flowers on bleached Belgian linen
162.1 x 172.7 cm (63 7/8 x 67 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2013.

Estimate
£90,000 - 150,000 

Sold for £112,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 9 March 2018