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Dan Colen

Potty Mouth Potty War

March 11–April 15, 2006
555 West 24th Street, New York

Dan Colen Potty Mouth Potty War, 2006Magic marker on wood board53 1/2 x 40 inches (135.9 x 101.6 cm)Installation view

Dan Colen

Potty Mouth Potty War, 2006
Magic marker on wood board
53 1/2 x 40 inches (135.9 x 101.6 cm)
Installation view

Dan Colen Potty Mouth Potty War, 2006Magic marker on wood board53 1/2 x 40 inches (135.9 x 101.6 cm)Installation view

Dan Colen

Potty Mouth Potty War, 2006
Magic marker on wood board
53 1/2 x 40 inches (135.9 x 101.6 cm)
Installation view

Dan Colen Potty Mouth Potty War, 2006Magic marker on wood board53 1/2 x 40 inches (135.9 x 101.6 cm)Installation view

Dan Colen

Potty Mouth Potty War, 2006
Magic marker on wood board
53 1/2 x 40 inches (135.9 x 101.6 cm)
Installation view

Dan Colen Potty Mouth Potty War, 2006Magic marker on wood board53 1/2 x 40 inches (135.9 x 101.6 cm)Installation view

Dan Colen

Potty Mouth Potty War, 2006
Magic marker on wood board
53 1/2 x 40 inches (135.9 x 101.6 cm)
Installation view

Dan Colen Potty Mouth Potty War, 2006Magic marker on wood board53 1/2 x 40 inches (135.9 x 101.6 cm)Installation view

Dan Colen

Potty Mouth Potty War, 2006
Magic marker on wood board
53 1/2 x 40 inches (135.9 x 101.6 cm)
Installation view

Dan Colen Potty Mouth Potty War, 2006Magic marker on wood board53 1/2 x 40 inches (135.9 x 101.6 cm)Installation view

Dan Colen

Potty Mouth Potty War, 2006
Magic marker on wood board
53 1/2 x 40 inches (135.9 x 101.6 cm)
Installation view

Works Exhibited

Dan Colen, Fuck Authority, 2006 Oil on canvas, 18 × 22 inches (45.7 × 55.9 cm)

Dan Colen, Fuck Authority, 2006

Oil on canvas, 18 × 22 inches (45.7 × 55.9 cm)

Dan Colen, The Big Swirl, 2006 Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 30 × 24 ½ inches (76.2 × 62.2 cm)

Dan Colen, The Big Swirl, 2006

Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 30 × 24 ½ inches (76.2 × 62.2 cm)

Dan Colen, The Awesome Power of Nature, 2006 Marker on canvas, 24 × 19 inches (50.8 × 63.5 cm)

Dan Colen, The Awesome Power of Nature, 2006

Marker on canvas, 24 × 19 inches (50.8 × 63.5 cm)

Dan Colen, Wouldn't It Be Nice, 2006 Acrylic and oil on canvas board, 19 × 14 ½ inches (48.3 × 36.8 cm)

Dan Colen, Wouldn't It Be Nice, 2006

Acrylic and oil on canvas board, 19 × 14 ½ inches (48.3 × 36.8 cm)

Dan Colen, The Swirl, 2006 Charcoal and pastel on paper, 22 × 18 inches (55.9 × 45.7 cm)

Dan Colen, The Swirl, 2006

Charcoal and pastel on paper, 22 × 18 inches (55.9 × 45.7 cm)

Chicken and barn at Sky High Farm in Columbia County, New York.

Dan Colen: Sky High Farm

In this video, Dan Colen speaks about his inspiration in founding Sky High Farm as a way to address food insecurity and improve access to fresh, nutritious food for underserved communities in New York. Established in 2011, the 40-acre farm raises pasture-based livestock and grows organic fruit and vegetables exclusively for donation. 

Project EATS farm (top); Sky High Farm (bottom).

The Bigger Picture
Sky High Farm × Project EATS

Dan Colen and Linda Goode Bryant are both artists who have founded nonprofits devoted to food justice. Here they speak about art, food, and life, including how they arrived at farming and the urgency of their projects’ missions during the current health crisis.

A Single Moment: Dan Colen and Francesco Bonami

A Single Moment: Dan Colen and Francesco Bonami

Dan Colen joins Francesco Bonami in a conversation about absence and nostalgia, decadence and decay, progress and failure—and about help, the theme of his most recent body of paintings.

Video still of Dan Colen seated onstage with Hans Ulrich Obrist.

In Conversation
Dan Colen with Hans Ulrich Obrist

Against the backdrop of his survey exhibition Sweet Liberty, Dan Colen speaks about his work with Hans Ulrich Obrist, starting with his earliest interest in art and continuing up to the recent Desert paintings (2015–19).

Dan Colen: Carry On Cowboy

Dan Colen: Carry On Cowboy

Gagosian Quarterly presents Dan Colen’s Carry On Cowboy. This performance first took place during the exhibition Dan Colen: High Noon at Gagosian, Beverly Hills.

Dan Colen: At Least They Died Together

Dan Colen: At Least They Died Together

Gagosian Quarterly presents Dan Colen’s At Least They Died Together. This performance first took place during the exhibition Dan Colen: High Noon at Gagosian, Beverly Hills.

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Photo: Eric Piasecki

Artist Spotlight

Dan Colen

May 20–26, 2020

Moving between diverse styles and subjects, Dan Colen investigates the conceptual stakes of materiality and mark making. Alongside explorations in unconventional mediums including chewing gum, flowers, and metal studs, he continually returns to oil painting and representation, conducting an ever-evolving inquiry into the objecthood and authority of painting as a medium.

Photo: Eric Piasecki