Mike Kelley - Contemporary Art London Friday, October 13, 2006 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Jablonka Galerie, Cologne

  • Exhibited

    Leipzig, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, My name: Sammlung Falckenberg, January 1999, p. 156 (illustrated); Paris, La maison rouge-Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Central Station: la collection Harald Falckenberg, October 22, 2004 – January 23, 2005, p. 103 (illustrated); Hamburg, Kulturstiftung Phoenix Art, Goetz meets Falckenberg, November 4, 2005 – April 30, 2006, p. 94 (illustrated)

  • Literature

    D. Galloway, H. Guratzch, U. Heidelbach, and O. Westheider, My name: Sammlung Falckenberg anlässlich der Ausstellung "my name" im Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, im Januar 1999, Cologne, 1999, p. 156 (illustrated); L. Dreyfus, H. Falckenberg, and Maison rouge-Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Central Station: la collection Harald Falckenberg, Paris, 2004, p. 103 (illustrated); Z. Felix, Goetz meets Fllckenberg, Hamburg, 2005-2006, p. 94 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “You can do something unconsciously, but at a certain point you realize what you’re interested in and you want to push it in your own direction. You say, ‘OK, I know what I want to do, and I want to take control.’ That’s the difference between an experimental work, which isn’t attempting to prove a point, and a work that’s more directed. I think both are necessary. I don’t think you can be an experimental artist your whole life. I think it’s escapist. Sooner or later you have to say: ‘This is who I am. These are my interests, this is what I want to get across.’ I truly believe that. You can’t always be skirting the issue. You can’t always be saying: ‘No, I’m nobody.’ That’s just false.” (M. Kelley as quoted in interview with J. C. Welchman, ed., Mike Kelley Interviews, Conversations and Chit-Chat 1986-2004, Zurich, 2005, pp. 29-30)


The Sun Collapses Taking with it the Grid of the Ordered Universe

Acrylic on wood in two parts.
Overall: 84 5/8 x 48 2/3 in. (214.9 x 123.6 cm); each panel 12 x 48 2/3 in. (30.5 x 123.6 cm) and 72 5/8 x 48 2/3 in. (184.5 x 123.6 cm).
Signed and dated “Mike Kelley 1998” on the reverse of each panel.

£200,000 - 300,000 

Sold for £254,400

Contemporary Art

14 Oct 2006, 7pm