Dan Colen - Contemporary Day Sale London Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Peres Projects, Los Angeles

  • 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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chewing gum and wrappers on canvas
canvas 35.5 x 27.8 cm (13 7/8 x 10 7/8 in.)
framed 38.2 x 30.6 cm (15 x 12 in.)

Signed and dated 'Daniel Colen Daniel Colen 2008' on the overlap. Further signed 'Daniel Colen' on a gallery label affixed to the backing board.

£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £23,750

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Contemporary Day Sale

London Auction 3 July 2014 2PM