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Dan Colen

CURVE, 2011

Acrylic on hollow plastic
21 1/2 × 42 1/5 × 1/2 in
54.6 × 107.3 × 1.3 cm
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This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Medium
Sculpture
Dan Colen
American, b. 1979
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Dan Colen creates mixed-media, sculptural, and painted works that locate interest and magic within the seemingly ordinary and undervalued. Drawing from mass media, local subcultures, and sources such as Walt Disney film stills, he combines the intensity of real life with reflections on the subjects of immanence and belief. His meticulously painted surfaces often replicate scrawls of graffiti, accretions of bird droppings, and absurd slogans on inadvertent monuments and sites, such as in the green-splattered oil painting Bird Shit (2007) and No Sex No War No Me (2006), where the enamel medium resembles spray-painted text. Using debris from the street—ranging from a flip-flop, to paint cans to string—Colen reclaims, scrutinizes, and transforms the everyday object.

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About the work
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Phillips

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Medium
Sculpture
Dan Colen
American, b. 1979
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Dan Colen creates mixed-media, sculptural, and painted works that locate interest and magic within the seemingly ordinary and undervalued. Drawing from mass media, local subcultures, and sources such as Walt Disney film stills, he combines the intensity of real life with reflections on the subjects of immanence and belief. His meticulously painted surfaces often replicate scrawls of graffiti, accretions of bird droppings, and absurd slogans on inadvertent monuments and sites, such as in the green-splattered oil painting Bird Shit (2007) and No Sex No War No Me (2006), where the enamel medium resembles spray-painted text. Using debris from the street—ranging from a flip-flop, to paint cans to string—Colen reclaims, scrutinizes, and transforms the everyday object.

Dan Colen

CURVE, 2011

Acrylic on hollow plastic
21 1/2 × 42 1/5 × 1/2 in
54.6 × 107.3 × 1.3 cm
Bidding closed
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Other works by Dan Colen