Mike Kelley, visual artist and noise musician – gone Jan. 31, 2012, aged 57, an apparent suicide…

Above: Book Bunny, 1990

“In this series of sculptures, found handmade and machine fabricated afghans and blankets are flanked with stuffed animals and displayed on the floor. Each sculpture, all of varying sizes, contains one specific motif and focuses on the assembly of stuffed animals in an “arena” for anthropomorphic observation. In the Arena #7, for example, four sides of a machine made blanket are surrounded with teddy bears and monkeys. One can imagine them holding a meeting or even attending a picnic.” — Skarstedt Gallery, New York

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