Mike Kelley, ‘Master Dik, from Pansy Metal/Clovered Hoof’, 1989, Phillips

Signed, dated and numbered 30/40 in black ink on the hanging strips (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Julie Sylvester Cabot, New York, unframed.

About Mike Kelley

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 Sonic Youth and Destroy All Monsters (1973-1985). Kelley's work challenged the legitimacy of "normative" values and authority systems, often employing the confrontational practices of punk music. He often sought to legitimize overlooked instances of vernacular art in America, as in his "Kandors" series, begun in 1999, in which he cast representations of Superman's birthplace Kandor, taken from comic books, in colored resins and set them in tinted glass bottles to resemble illuminated reliquaries.

American, 1954-2012, Detroit, Michigan, based in Los Angeles, California