~DAN COLEN: Bubble Gum Sticks
everyone knows, the only real sizzle in the art world right now – is in the secondary market, and the only real cutting edge sizzle in the secondary market is, guess who . . . ?
I’d sure like to know what brand of bubble gum he’s chewing, because it sure sticks to the bottom of your foot, er, I mean wallet.
let’s hope the synthetic, cheery-looking stuff, sticks to the paintings, too.
according to the New York Times … “another record price for an artist at auction was set for Dan Colen, ‘S&M’, one of the artist’s abstract canvases created only of chewing gum that was expected to bring $200,000 to $300,000, was bought by WENDY CROMWELL, an art adviser, for $480,000, or $578,000 with fees.”
the action was at PHILLIPS de PURY.
a clear vindication for artlovers . . . which posted vocal support for the ‘sticky’ work, in opposition to the negative review that appeared in the New York Times – when the bubble work first surfaced in a solo show at GAGOSIAN, a couple of years back. the show was titled ‘Poetry’ and ran from SEPT 10-OCT 6, 2010.
SOME ARTLOVERS PIX FROM: DAN COLEN, ‘Poetry’, GAGOSIAN GALLERY, NYC. SEPT 10-OCT 6, 2010
DAN COLEN, ‘Overture (“Two Minutes in Silver Wells, Two Minutes Here, Two Minutes There, It Was Going to be Over in this Bedroom in Encino”)’, 2010
Half Pipe made of plywood, metal. 92 (H) x 192 (W) x 368 (L) in.
PHOTOS BY & COPYRIGHT: NANCY SMITH. NYC SEPT 2010