Dan Colen × Dover Street Market
Dan Colen and Dover Street Market have teamed up to create a line of clothing and farm goods to be sold through the retail store to support Sky High Farm, founded by Colen in 2011. All proceeds will be donated to the 40-acre farm in upstate New York, which aims to address food security and nutrition by sustainably growing and harvesting fresh produce and raising livestock exclusively for donation to underserved communities. The collection includes vintage-sourced, naturally tie-dyed tees and other apparel, as well as honey, jam, tea, salt, and tomatoes grown and jarred on the farm.
Sky High Farm collection on display at Dover Street Market, Los Angeles, 2019
Sky High Farm
In 2011, Dan Colen founded Sky High Farm in New York’s Hudson Valley. Committed to addressing food insecurity and improving access to fresh, nutritious food for underserved communities in New York, Sky High Farm grows fresh fruits and vegetables and raises livestock exclusively for the purposes of donation. The farm operates with a sustainable and regenerative farming model. It also collaborates with nonprofits and government agencies to provide education and work training programs. In addition to Sky High, Colen has contributed extensive fundraising efforts to Henry Street Settlement, whose programming and social services have made a huge impact on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Sky High Farm, Hudson Valley, New York
RxArt honors Dan Colen with the RxArt Inspiration Award at their annual party on November 9, 2017 in New York. In March 2017 Colen finished an ambitious and complex installation titled Moments like this… at St. Mary’s Hospital, which was organized in collaboration with RxArt. The facility will serve a community of 2,000 children and adolescents living with acute special needs and medical conditions. Tickets are available by contacting email@example.com.
Photo: Christopher Burke Studio
Art Talk! on Vice
In this 2011 interview with Vice, Dan Colen walks through his New York studio and explains his nontraditional entry into the art world.