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Each photograph measures 8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm).

The triptych "Peanuts" comprises three still-frame photographs from Dan Colen's 2010 film of the same name. The artist is visible in each picture, playing the role of an anti-hero whose banal actions become a commentary on the relationship between individual consciousness, countercultural art, and urban space. The three pieces were created to coincide with the opening of Colen's first major museum exhibition at the Astrup Fearnley in Oslo, Norway.

American artist Dan Colen is part of the art scene that has recently developed around New York’s Lower East Side. Informally known as the “Bowery School,” artists such as Colen, Nate Lowman, Aaron Young, Ryan McGinley, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Banks Violette, Dash Snow (who died in 2009), Agathe Snow, Hanna Liden, Lizzie Bougatsos and Adam McEwen share an engagement with the city they live in and with “sub-urban” culture in general. Their narratives revolve around the social fabric that determines contemporary life—with their savvy, sincerity and social alertness they are the “street kids” artists. Colen’s artistic production includes paintings, photographs, sculptures, installations, readymades and films. Here we find painted sculptures with ‘low’ cultural references, graffiti-inspired text paintings and large installations with performative elements. The exhibition contains works created in the last decade as well as new works.

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Publication: Colen, Dan. "Peanuts." 2011. Artist book. Texts by Gunnar B. Kvaran, Mary Blair Taylor, Matt Kenny, Ellen Langan, Francesco Stocchi. (English). 250 pages, illustrated.
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  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 in. (21.59 x 27.94 cm.)
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