Barbed Wire

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  • Provenance

    Gagosian Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2012

  • Artist Bio

    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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Dan Colen

Barbed Wire

signed, titled, inscribed and dated 'DC.1117 "BARBED WIRE" Daniel Colen 2012' on the overlap
flowers on bleached Belgian linen
51 x 40.9 cm (20 1/8 x 16 1/8 in.)
Executed in 2012.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 

sold for £15,000

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Simon Tovey
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London Auction 5 December 2018