Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mike Kelley RIP

It's been exactly nine days since I heard about Mike Kelley's death. I have been thinking about how influential he is, not only in the art world but how often I referred to him in many of the classes I teach. I was always drawn to his mixed media approach - he was certainly an object maker of the highest order but I was equally interested in his photographs. Some of my favorite Mike Kelley pieces follow:

Mike Kelley, Color and Form, 1999

Mike Kelley, Chinatown, 1999

Mike Kelley, Ahh Youth, 1991

Mike Kelley, Dustballs, 1994

So sad that he is gone yet I do look forward to seeing his work in the Whitney Biennial next month.

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