Mike Kelley, ‘Rewrite’, 1995, Phillips

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Signature: signed and dated 'M. Kelley 1995' on the reverse of each panel

Metro Pictures, New York
Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
McCabe Fine Art, Stockholm
The Brandt Collection, Miami
Phillips, London, 15 October 2015, lot 107
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

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 the fictional city Kandor, taken from earlier Superman comics, in colored resins and set them in tinted glass bottles to resemble illuminated reliquaries.

American, 1954-2012, Detroit, MI, United States, based in Los Angeles, CA, United States