Mike Kelley Untitled 1990

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An artist who has worked in performance, music, sculpture, and installation art, Kelley mines American vernacular culture in a practice that has been described as "an aesthetics of delinquency." Kelley claims that the materials in this piece are not meant to suggest childhood comforts but were chosen instead for their formal elements—the afghans, for example, for their abstract patterns.

Gallery label from Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now, November 21, 2007-July 28, 2008.
Found afghans and stuffed dolls
6" x 20' 5" x 52" (15.2 x 622.3 x 132.1 cm)
Gift of the Louis and Bessie Adler Foundation and purchase
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© 2021 Mike Kelley
Painting and Sculpture

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