Mike Kelley. Memory Ware / Wood Grain / Carpet

Memory Ware, Wood Grain, Carpet: these three series, already experimented with by Mike Kelley in the past, are brought together in this insightful publication. Kelley consciously presents a nexus of works whose similar surface treatments and presentation inevitable evoke modernist painting history. According to Emi Fontana, “Popularly known as the master of exercises in garbage style, Kelley is in reality Mr. Clean. He situates his output within a wider system, that of recent modernist art history, appropriating modernism’s structures, acting from within but without exercising the appropriational coldness common to the gestures of many American artists of his generation.” Fifty-three images present Kelley’s most recent works in vivid color. Edited by Emi Fontana.

cm 31,5×24 ; pp. 48; 53 COL; hardcover. Publisher: JRP Ringier, Zürich, 2004.

ISBN: 9782940271658| 2940271658

ID: AM-9222

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Memory Ware, Wood Grain, Carpet: these three series, already experimented with by Mike Kelley in the past, are brought together in this insightful publication. Kelley consciously presents a nexus of works whose similar surface treatments and presentation inevitable evoke modernist painting history. According to Emi Fontana, “Popularly known as the master of exercises in garbage style, Kelley is in reality Mr. Clean. He situates his output within a wider system, that of recent modernist art history, appropriating modernism’s structures, acting from within but without exercising the appropriational coldness common to the gestures of many American artists of his generation.” Fifty-three images present Kelley’s most recent works in vivid color. Edited by Emi Fontana.

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