28 June 2000
Mike Kelley (B. 1954)
Untitled (Stuffed Animals)
11 x 14½ x 3in. (28 x 37 x 7.5cm.)
Executed in 1990
Metro Pictures, New York, where acquired by the present owner in 1990.
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"Artists are people who are allowed a certain social privilege to act out in ways that adults aren't supposed to act out."(M. B. Riemschneider and Y. Grosenick (eds.), 'Art at the Turn of the Millennium', Cologne 1999, p. 270.)
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