Description: ink, permanent marker and acrylic on paper collage
Dimensions: 54 by 48 1/2 in. 137.2 by 123.2 cm.
Medium: ink, permanent marker and acrylic on paper collage
Condition Report: This work is in good condition overall. The sheet is hinged verso to the backing board in multiple locations. There are artist’s pinholes in all four corners and intermittently along the edges with associated losses and tears to the paper. There is creasing and undulation throughout the sheet. The collage elements are intact. There is evidence of a 1 inch diagonal tear at the top edge of the sheet approximately 3 ½ inches from the right corner and a ¾ inch vertical tear along the bottom edge, approximately 11 inches from the bottom left corner. There is a small loss of paper at the center the right edge of the sheet. Framed under Plexiglas.
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Exhibited: New York, Metro Pictures, Mike Kelley: Monkey Island and Confusion, September - October 1982
Los Angeles, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Mike Kelley: Monkey Island, March - April 1983
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Mike Kelley: Catholic Tastes, November 1993 - September 1994, pp. 91 and 110, illustrated in color
Literature: John C. Welchman, Isabelle Graw and Anthony Vidler, Mike Kelley, London 1999, pp. 78-79, illustrated in color
Provenance: Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles
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Acquired from the above by the present owner