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

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  • Provenance

    Gagosian, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Does Anybody Got an Alibi?

signed, titled and dated '"Does anybody got an alibi?" Dan Colen 2014-2015' on the overlap
flowers on bleached Belgian linen
127.3 x 122 cm (50 1/8 x 48 in.)
Executed in 2014-15.

Estimate
£18,000 - 25,000 

Sold for £30,240

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Charlotte Gibbs
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London Auction 28 April 2022