New York-based artist, Dan Colen, is known for drawing experiences and inspiration from mass media, environmental experience and sub-cultural language. His work is not only a reaction towards the norm and society, but he infuses his work with a sense of positive magic, and elevates the value of everyday objects and findings with a new value. Most recently, Dan Colen had put up a new sculptural installation at colette, named “No Velibs Were Harmed In The Making Of This Sculpture”.
For those who are unfamiliar with French, “Velibs” mean free bicycle in French, and this exhibition created from a stacking of the ubiquitous velibs of Paris comments on the mass availability of bicycles and an implemented city-wide sense of trust. And as the title suggests, no velibs were harmed in the making of this sculpture, as the velibs will be returned to their normal functions throughout the city of Paris after its week long site-specific exhibition at colette is over.