"Choose a Shade", 1964 Mixed media on printed paper Signed and dated lower center 11" x 7 1/4" Exhibition: Allan Stone Projects, New York. Dan Basen: Collage & Assemblage 1960-1965, March 26 - June 6, 2015 Provenance: The Artist Allan Stone Gallery, New York At the core of Dan Basen’s work is the act of stripping objects from their original intended use and compelling the viewer to scrutinize them anew. His work associates heavily with the ready-made tradition in his reordering of common manufactured items into collaged or constructed works. During his brief career, Basen received numerous accolades and his work has been featured in museum exhibitions at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum, New York (both of which own the artist’s work), as well as the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Basen had solo exhibitions at Allan Stone Gallery, and was featured in group exhibitions at Betty Parsons Gallery, Byron Gallery, and Matthew Marks Gallery.
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