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Artist Mike Kelley found dead in Los Angeles home
AP Entertainment ^ | Feb 01, 2012 4:41 PM PST | DERRIK J. LANG

Posted on 02/07/2012 2:18:27 PM PST by BenLurkin

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Phillips, de Pury & Company,“Deodorized Central Mass With Satellites” (1991-99), an installation by Mike Kelley sold for $2.7 million at Phillips, de Pury & Company.

No comment.

1 posted on 02/07/2012 2:18:33 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

“”... Artists like that don’t come around very often.”

Given the above picture, thank God.


2 posted on 02/07/2012 2:19:44 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: BenLurkin

If that’s what I had to show for 57 years on the planet, I might suck on the tail pipe too.


3 posted on 02/07/2012 2:20:43 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: BenLurkin

Those look like somebody put The California Raisins through a blender.


4 posted on 02/07/2012 2:24:04 PM PST by Argus
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To: BenLurkin

Looks like the crap I have to pretend to like that my grand-daughter brings home from pre-school.


5 posted on 02/07/2012 2:24:29 PM PST by mom4melody
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To: BenLurkin

Looks like somebody put The Fruit of the Loom guys through a blender.


6 posted on 02/07/2012 2:25:33 PM PST by Argus
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To: BenLurkin; Tijeras_Slim

It reminds me of the plush disease microbes from ThinkGeek.com. One of my daughters got “Common Cold” and “Bubonic Plague” with some of her Christmas money.


7 posted on 02/07/2012 2:26:20 PM PST by Tax-chick (Email your grandmother!)
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Hey you, 10 minutes in time out...

5 for me for laughing.

8 posted on 02/07/2012 2:26:40 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Yo Mitt - Money can't buy you love...)
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To: BenLurkin

After looking at this guys crap I’m beginning to believe that tattoos truly are art.


9 posted on 02/07/2012 2:29:10 PM PST by traderrob6
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The ThinkGeek stuff looks MUCH better...
10 posted on 02/07/2012 2:30:25 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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"Kelley's notable works included a...tiny rendition of Superman's extraterrestrial birthplace encased in a glass jug..."

I did one of those when I was a kid...


11 posted on 02/07/2012 2:31:51 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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“Looks like somebody put The Fruit of the Loom guys through a blender.”

Hysterically funny!!!!

There was a time I taught Arts and Crafts classes and gave the little kids pompoms, cotton balls, ribbon, etc to create some object. Their results looked just like this only smaller.


12 posted on 02/07/2012 2:32:41 PM PST by freeagle
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To: BenLurkin

How daring. How influential.


13 posted on 02/07/2012 2:35:05 PM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: BenLurkin
Artists like that don't come around very often.

Not in my neighborhood they don't!

14 posted on 02/07/2012 2:38:18 PM PST by GreenHornet
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The black-and-white thingie is like if the Wicked Witch of the East were crushed by a falling cow, instead of a house, in the first color sequence of “The Wizard of Oz.”

I’d hesitate to call this stuff “art,” but there’s a bit of silly humor to it, at least.


15 posted on 02/07/2012 2:38:47 PM PST by Tax-chick (Email your grandmother!)
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah, “no comment” was all I could come up with as well.


16 posted on 02/07/2012 2:39:52 PM PST by Ditter
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To: BenLurkin

I love America, where a dude can sell a few pinatas for millions.


17 posted on 02/07/2012 2:41:01 PM PST by lurk
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I wonder if he’ll be buried, or hung from a ceiling...


18 posted on 02/07/2012 2:41:21 PM PST by bcsco
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Kelley's life-size mannequin of Col. Sanders pulls back a drape to reveal a vitrine in which a tiny figure of Freud, psychoanalyst of childhood trauma complete with phallic cigar, has just stepped off a stage painted in swirling, psychedelic colors. A full-size version of the stage stands behind this sculptural tableau, while its image turns up as the set in a video, where the harem revolts against a princely male intruder. (LA Times)

19 posted on 02/07/2012 2:47:26 PM PST by Liz
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“I wonder if he’ll be buried, or hung from a ceiling...”

Hung on a wall actually and they’ll call him Art.


20 posted on 02/07/2012 2:49:41 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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