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Dan Colen, ‘"She doesn't want to talk about love she says she just wants to make love but she talks about it almost endlessly"’, 2011, Gagosian
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Dan Colen

"She doesn't want to talk about love she says she just wants to make love but she talks about it almost endlessly", 2011

Trash and paint on canvas
126 × 102 13/16 × 7 7/8 in
320 × 261.1 × 20 cm
Location
New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
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About the work
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Painting
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© Dan Colen. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photography by Giorgio Benni.
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, ‘"She doesn't want to talk about love she says she just wants to make love but she talks about it almost endlessly"’, 2011, Gagosian
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About the work
Medium
Painting
Image rights
© Dan Colen. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photography by Giorgio Benni.
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

"She doesn't want to talk about love she says she just wants to make love but she talks about it almost endlessly", 2011

Trash and paint on canvas
126 × 102 13/16 × 7 7/8 in
320 × 261.1 × 20 cm
Location
New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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