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Dan Colen
TBT:HILLS/WATERFALLS/SEAS/RAINFALLS (FOUR WORKS)
Estimate
450,000550,000
LOT SOLD. 500,000 HKD
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132
Dan Colen
TBT:HILLS/WATERFALLS/SEAS/RAINFALLS (FOUR WORKS)
Estimate
450,000550,000
LOT SOLD. 500,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Dan Colen
B. 1979
TBT:HILLS/WATERFALLS/SEAS/RAINFALLS (FOUR WORKS)
each signed, titled and dated 2011 on the reverse
steel studs on canvas
each: 61 by 45.5 cm; 24 by 18 in.
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Provenance

Massimo De Carlo, Milan
Acquired by the present owner from the above

Catalogue Note

Executed in 2011, TBT: Hills/Waterfalls/Seas/Rainfalls is a sequence of four works from American artist Dan Colen's steel studs series. Spanning four canvases are geometric constellations of scintillating steel studs that reference simultaneously the mundane and the divine, evoking the motions and contours of drizzling raindrops, splashing waterfalls, sloping hill sides and calm horizons. While Colen is perhaps best known for his exuberant chewing gum and confetti paintings or his infamous provocative post-pop phase in the early 2000s, the present work is markedly more elegant and contemplative. More restrained in composition and controlled in methodology, the present work is nevertheless a continuation of Colen's quest to harness the full potential of artistic expression inherent to his chosen medium with minimal artistic intervention. Interchangeable between a painting and a sculpture, TBT: Hills/Waterfalls/Seas/Rainfalls reveals a formal poetry of abstract composition whilst emanating a sense of pristine tranquillity that taps into the seductive vitality of prosaic objects.

Born in 1979, Dan Colen is a New York-based artist whose work was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial and the 12th Biennale de Lyon in 2013. Selected public collections that feature his works include Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

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