About the artist

    1954: Born in Detroit
    2012: Was found dead of an apparent suicide in South Pasadena

    Mike Kelley (October 27, 1954 – January 31, 2012) was an American artist.

    His work involved found objects, textile banners, drawings, assemblage, collage, performance and video. He often worked collaboratively and had produced projects with artists Paul McCarthyTony Oursler and John Miller. Writing in The New York Times, in 2012, Holland Cotter described the artist as "one of the most influential American artists of the past quarter century and a pungent commentator on American class, popular culture and youthful rebellion."

    Mike Kelley


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