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Mike Kelley (b. 1954)
The Eel and the Clam
each signed 'M. Kelley' (on the reverse)
one of four: ink and acrylic on paper collage mounted on paper
two of four: ink and acrylic on paper collage mounted on paper
three of four: ink and acrylic on paper collage mounted on paper
four of four: graphite on paper
one of four: 17½ x 23 7/8 in. (44.4 x 60.6 cm.)
two of four: 17 7/8 x 23¾ in. (45.4 x 60.3 cm.)
three of four: 17 3/8 x 23¾ in. (44.1 x 60.3 cm.)
four of four: 15 3/8 x 14 in. (39 x 35.5 cm.)
Executed in 1986. (4)
Provenance
Jablonka Galerie, Cologne
Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York
Exhibited
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Avant-Garde in the Eighties, April-July 1987.

Lot Essay

The Clam and the Eel is part of a project called Kappa. The artist collaborated with Bruce and Norman Yonemoto on a video with the same name. Mike produced solo work related to the project including storyboards, drawings, paintings and sculptures/props some of which were exhibited at Toyama Now 87, Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.

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