• Post-War and Contemporary Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 1107

    Post-War and Contemporary Art (Day Auction)

    14 February 2013, London, King Street

  • Lot 117

    Mike Kelley (1954-2012)

    Hidden Weakness, Hidden Strength

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Mike Kelley (1954-2012)
    Hidden Weakness, Hidden Strength
    acrylic on paper, in two parts
    each: 24 x 19in. (61 x 48.3cm.)
    Executed in 1982


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    'Physically there's no difference between fiction and memory - they become confused. In my case, things that I experience through film or literature become completely confused with real experience. So sometimes I don't know whether such a thing happened or didn't happen...'
    (M. Kelley, quoted in Day is Done, exh. cat., Gagosian Gallery, New York 2005, p. 472).

    Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York.
    Skarstedt Gallery, New York.
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's New York, 13 May 2009, lot 423.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    IMAGINATION BECOMES REALITY
    A SELECTION OF WORKS FROM THE GOETZ COLLECTION SOLD TO BENEFIT CHARITY PROJECTS


    Exhibited

    New York, Skarstedt Gallery, Recent Acquisitions, 2008.