Mike Kelley by John C. Welchman is a tour of the Los-Angeles-based artist's often outlandish work. As one of the most important American artists to have emerged in the 1980s, Mike Kelley’s work spans sculpture, performance and installation; often taking a critical and challenging tone.
Well known for his sculptures assembled from stuffed children's toys, Kelley draws on popular culture as well as the Modernist traditions of the found object and collage to comment on late 20th-century American society.
Through his use of recognisable objects and materials, Kelley’s work is made familiar and accessible to a broad audience, ranging from academics and teenage comic-book cultists to curators of the world's most prestigious museums
Survey by John C. Welchman, Interview by Isabelle Graw, Focus by Anthony Vidler, Artist's Choice by Georges Bataille and Charles Fort, Writings by Mike Kelley.
Size: 29 x 25 cm
120 colour illustrations, 30 black and white illustrations