17 February, 2012

The Duchess Remembers . . .

With great sadness we learned that one of Los Angeles's own contemporary artists, Mike Kelley, passed away of an apparent suicide earlier this month.  The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) launches a tribute to Kelley this weekend to celebrate his contributions to LA, featuring 23 of his 34 works in MOCA's permanent collection.  Though there surely will be many more tributes to Kelley in the upcoming months and years (including his inclusion in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, next month, and a larger retrospective of his work coming to MOCA in 2014 from the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam), the MOCA show is a thoughtful place to start. 

Mike Kelley, 1954-2012

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