Dan Colen “Peanuts” exibition in Oslo Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo, continues to show their love for young american modern artists with the opening of Dan Colen – “Peanuts” his biggest solo exhibition so far.
After the well crowded (big up Oslo) one hour artist talk between curator Hanne Beate Ueland and Dan Colen. Aaron Bondaroff aka A-ron gave the audience a crowd pleasing opening speech with an hilarious inside introduction to the ups and downs living the life on Lower East Side, NYC. Together with the big NYC posse that came along Dan Colen and A-ron presented a slideshow of pics from earlier NYC days in a romanticist way to the already cracked up listeners.
To kick off the exhibition the New York band I.U.D (Lizzie Bougatsos and Sadie Laska) sat the right mode to open the show. The exhibition where his canvases take us from the artist’s bedroom and introspective self-portraits, imaginary and real-life figures exist within the same magical realism vi non-specific hang-out spots, littered with pigeon shit, chewing gum, graffiti and basketball backboards was well appreciated by the crowd. A good 700 people came by during the opening night, to make it a very successful first day in Oslo for Dan Colen.

Thanks to Anders Lindholm. Source:  colen.afmuseet.no