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Mike Kelley: Timeless Painting

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Published on the occasion of the eponymous 2019–20 exhibition at Hauser & Wirth New York, ‘Mike Kelley: Timeless Painting’ explores the influential artist’s unique approach to painting as a conceptual medium. Edited and with an introduction by exhibition curator Jenelle Porter, the publication reproduces twelve series of paintings from 1994 through 2009 alongside responses to Kelley’s work by a diverse group of artists that Porter has invited to contribute: Edgar Arceneaux with Kurt Forman, Carroll Dunham, Daniel Guzmán, Richard Hawkins, Jay Heikes, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Christina Quarles, Mary Reid Kelley, and Laurie Simmons. In writing that ranges from personal anecdote to art historical analysis, cento poem to epistolary ode, these artists consider the enduring relevance of Kelley’s practice both as a painter and as an artist more broadly.

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Mike Kelley: Timeless Painting Sale price$55.00




Hauser & Wirth Publishers / Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts




Jenelle Porter (ed.), Edgar Arceneaux with Kurt Forman, Carroll Dunham, Daniel Guzmán (et al.)


204 pages


24.6 x 32.3 cm



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Mike Kelley is widely considered one of the most influential artists of our time. Originally from a suburb outside of Detroit, Kelley attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, before moving to Southern California in 1976 to study at California Institute of the Arts from which he received an MFA in 1978. The city of Los Angeles became his adopted home and the site of his prolific art practice. In much of his work, Kelley drew from a wide spectrum of high and low culture, and was known to scour flea markets for America’s cast-offs and leftovers. Mining the banal objects of everyday life, Kelley elevated these materials to question and dismantle Western conceptions of contemporary art and culture.