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  • Provenance

    Massimo De Carlo, London
    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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Property from a Distinguished European Collection

212

One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, 4 ...

signed and dated 'Dan Colen 09' on the overlap
chewing gum and coloured foil on canvas
76.1 x 55.9 cm (29 7/8 x 22 in.)
Executed in 2009.

Estimate
£30,000 - 50,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 3 October 2019