Dan Colen - New Now London Thursday, April 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Garage Centre for Contemporary Art, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Garage Centre for Contemporary Art, New York Minute, 23 April – 5 June 2011

  • 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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Robert Downey Jr., Robin Bird, Rob Zombie

signed with the artist's initials, signed, titled and dated 'DC - 176 Dan Colen 2010 "ROBERT DOWNY JR., ROBIN BIRD, ROB ZOMBIE"' on the overlap
chewing gum on unprimed canvas
266.8 x 216 cm (105 x 85 in.)
Executed in 2010.

£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £35,280

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London Auction 28 April 2022