“I think Mike [Kelley] is arguably the key individual who changed the world’s perception of Los Angeles art,” Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles chief curator Paul Schimmel said yesterday, responding to the news of the artist’s death at the age of 57. For nearly four full decades, Kelley was a vital figure in Read More
Mike Kelley, one of the most critically acclaimed artists of his generation, has died at the age of 57, at his home in South Pasadena, Calif. According to several sources close to the artist that Gallerist has spoken with, the cause of death was suicide.
It’s a busy time for art openings here in New York at the moment, and press releases are flooding mailboxes, but Nyehaus’s announcement for its upcoming Mike Kelley and Richard Prince show, “Hoodwinked,” easily breaks through the crowded field to take “Press Release of the Week” honors.
Whitney Biennial 2012
The estimable Los Angeles artist Mike Kelley has been selected for what will be his eighth star turn in the Whitney Biennial, a frequency that is rivaled by few, if any, contemporary artists. (Mr. Kelley also appeared in 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995 and 2002.)