Mike Kelley

American, 1954–2012

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Los Angeles–based artist, critic, and curator Mike Kelley’s varied output included ritualized performance pieces, films, installations, wall-size drawings, paintings, and collaborations with artists such as Paul McCarthy, Tony Oursler, and bands …

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High auction record
$3m, Christie's, 2016
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€68,750
Baby, 1989
Sold on May 26, 2021
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Work on Paper
acrylic on paper
78.74 x 101.92 cm
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€68,750
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May 26, 2021
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Mike Kelley (1954-2012) acrylique sur papier 102 x 80.5 cm. Peint en 1989. acrylic on paper 40 1/8 x 31 ¾ in. Painted in 1989.
Baby, 1989
acrylic on paper
May 26, 2021
Christie's
€68,750
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Work on Paper
78.74 x 101.92 cm
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May 26, 2021
Christie's
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€68,750
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Mike Kelley (1954-2012) acrylique sur papier 102 x 80.5 cm. Peint en 1989. acrylic on paper 40 1/8 x 31 ¾ in. Painted in 1989.
€150,000
Untitled 1-13 (Dust), 1994-1999
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13 gelatin silver prints, flush-mounted on boards
55.88 x 79.06 cm
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€150,000
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May 26, 2021
Christie's
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Mike Kelley (1954-2012) 13 tirages argentiques, montés sur supports cartonnés signés, datés et numérotés '3/5' au crayon (montage, verso) chaque image/feuille/montage : 79 x 57,5 cm. (13)Ces tirages sont les numéros trois d'une édition de cinq exemplaires. 13 gelatin silver prints, flush-mounted on boards signed, dated and numbered '3/5' in pencil (flush mount, verso) each image/sheet/flush mount: 31 1/8 x 22 5/8 in. These works are number 3 from an edition of 5.
Untitled 1-13 (Dust), 1994-1999
13 gelatin silver prints, flush-mounted on boards
May 26, 2021
Christie's
€150,000
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Photography
55.88 x 79.06 cm
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May 26, 2021
Christie's
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€150,000
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Mike Kelley (1954-2012) 13 tirages argentiques, montés sur supports cartonnés signés, datés et numérotés '3/5' au crayon (montage, verso) chaque image/feuille/montage : 79 x 57,5 cm. (13)Ces tirages sont les numéros trois d'une édition de cinq exemplaires. 13 gelatin silver prints, flush-mounted on boards signed, dated and numbered '3/5' in pencil (flush mount, verso) each image/sheet/flush mount: 31 1/8 x 22 5/8 in. These works are number 3 from an edition of 5.
€93,750
Garbage bag IV, 1989
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Work on Paper
acrylic on paper
78.74 x 100.65 cm
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€93,750
Auction Sale
May 26, 2021
Christie's
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Mike Kelley (1954-2012) acrylique sur papier 100.5 x 80.5 cm. Peint en 1989. acrylic on paper 39 5/8 x 31 ¾ in. Painted in 1989.
Garbage bag IV, 1989
acrylic on paper
May 26, 2021
Christie's
€93,750
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Work on Paper
78.74 x 100.65 cm
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May 26, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
€93,750
Description
Mike Kelley (1954-2012) acrylique sur papier 100.5 x 80.5 cm. Peint en 1989. acrylic on paper 39 5/8 x 31 ¾ in. Painted in 1989.
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Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #21 (Chicken Dance), 2004
Sold on May 20, 2021
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piezo print on rag paper and chromogenic print
172.7 x 101.6 x 4.5 cm
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May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
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signed on a label affixed to the reverse piezo print on rag paper and chromogenic print Executed in 2004-05, this work is number 4 from an edition of 5 (firmato su un'etichetta apposta sul retro stampa piezoelettrica su rag paper e stampa cromogenica Eseguito nel 2004-05, questo esemplare è il numero 4 da un'edizione di 5) Framed (con cornice): cm 101,6x172,7x4,5 To view Shipping Calculator, please click here
Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #21 (Chicken Dance), 2004
piezo print on rag paper and chromogenic print
May 20, 2021
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172.7 x 101.6 x 4.5 cm
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May 20, 2021
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signed on a label affixed to the reverse piezo print on rag paper and chromogenic print Executed in 2004-05, this work is number 4 from an edition of 5 (firmato su un'etichetta apposta sul retro stampa piezoelettrica su rag paper e stampa cromogenica Eseguito nel 2004-05, questo esemplare è il numero 4 da un'edizione di 5) Framed (con cornice): cm 101,6x172,7x4,5 To view Shipping Calculator, please click here
$277,200
Panoramic, 1984
Sold on May 13, 2021
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Work on Paper
synthetic polymer on paper
248.3 x 112.4 cm
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$277,200
Auction Sale
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
signed and dated 1984 on a label affixed to the reverse of the frame synthetic polymer on paper, in artist's chosen frame 44 ¼ by 97 ¾ in. 112.4 by 248.3 cm.
Panoramic, 1984
synthetic polymer on paper
May 13, 2021
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$277,200
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248.3 x 112.4 cm
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May 13, 2021
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$277,200
Description
signed and dated 1984 on a label affixed to the reverse of the frame synthetic polymer on paper, in artist's chosen frame 44 ¼ by 97 ¾ in. 112.4 by 248.3 cm.
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Inner Child, 1999
Sold on Mar 25, 2021
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Sculpture
stuffed toys in wood, velvet and glass vitrine
162.2 x 101.0 x 81.4 cm
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Mar 25, 2021
Christie's
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MIKE KELLEY (1954-2012) stuffed toys in wood, velvet and glass vitrine 39 ¾ x 63 7/8 x 32in. (101 x 162.2 x 81.4cm.) Executed in 1999
Inner Child, 1999
stuffed toys in wood, velvet and glass vitrine
Mar 25, 2021
Christie's
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162.2 x 101.0 x 81.4 cm
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Mar 25, 2021
Christie's
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MIKE KELLEY (1954-2012) stuffed toys in wood, velvet and glass vitrine 39 ¾ x 63 7/8 x 32in. (101 x 162.2 x 81.4cm.) Executed in 1999
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Test Room Containing Multiple Stimuli Known to Elicit Curiosity and Manipulatory Responses (Full Cast) [2], 2001
Sold on Mar 24, 2021
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Chromogenic print in colors
126.4 x 58.4 cm
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Mar 24, 2021
Bonhams
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2001 Chromogenic print in colors, on Plexiglas, signed in ink and numbered 2/3 on a label affixed to the reverse, published by Patrick Painter Editions, Los Angeles, with full margins. 23 x 49 3/4in (58.4 x 126.4cm) sheet 29 1/4 x 49 3/4in (74.3 x 126.4cm)
Test Room Containing Multiple Stimuli Known to Elicit Curiosity and Manipulatory Responses (Full Cast) [2], 2001
Chromogenic print in colors
Mar 24, 2021
Bonhams
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126.4 x 58.4 cm
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Mar 24, 2021
Bonhams
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2001 Chromogenic print in colors, on Plexiglas, signed in ink and numbered 2/3 on a label affixed to the reverse, published by Patrick Painter Editions, Los Angeles, with full margins. 23 x 49 3/4in (58.4 x 126.4cm) sheet 29 1/4 x 49 3/4in (74.3 x 126.4cm)
$88,200
City 5, 2007
Sold on Dec 8, 2020
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Sculpture
resin, electrical hardware and wood veneer on wood
45.1 x 30.5 x 45.1 cm
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$88,200
Auction Sale
Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
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City 5, 2007
resin, electrical hardware and wood veneer on wood
Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
$88,200
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45.1 x 30.5 x 45.1 cm
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Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
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$88,200
$34,020
Garbage Drawing #32, 1988
Sold on Dec 8, 2020
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Work on Paper
acrylic on paper
93.7 x 26.0 cm
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$34,020
Auction Sale
Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
Description
Garbage Drawing #32, 1988
acrylic on paper
Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
$34,020
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93.7 x 26.0 cm
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Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
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$34,020
€27,720
Ka – rumba, 1975
Sold on Dec 2, 2020
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Work on Paper
acrylic and pencil on paper
47.5 x 60.5 cm
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€27,720
Auction Sale
Dec 2, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
signé, titré, daté 75 et inscrit acrylique et crayon sur papier 60,5 x 47,5 cm ; 23⅞x 18 11/16 in. Exécuté en 1975.
Ka – rumba, 1975
acrylic and pencil on paper
Dec 2, 2020
Sotheby's
€27,720
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Work on Paper
47.5 x 60.5 cm
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Dec 2, 2020
Sotheby's
Realized Price
€27,720
Description
signé, titré, daté 75 et inscrit acrylique et crayon sur papier 60,5 x 47,5 cm ; 23⅞x 18 11/16 in. Exécuté en 1975.