The New York Times, “Mike Kelley’s Underground Afterlife”

The artist was a self-described “blue-collar anarchist,” and cited Iggy Pop and Sun Ra among his primary influences. His impact has been widespread and profound and perhaps unexpected. Kelley’s subjects were marginalized figures — janitors, comic book characters, lonely teenagers. His work rested somewhere between conceptual art, pop culture and the foggy memories of his own working-class upbringing; he was attracted, he once said, to “places that the majority of men would close off as degraded and disgusting.”

Continue Reading

Tags from the story
, , , ,
Written By
More from Agency
Phoenix New Times, “Anarchists Storm Scottsdale to Protest Michael Brown Decision by Missouri Grand Jury,” December 1, 2014
Phoenix New Times, “Anarchists Storm Scottsdale to Protest Michael Brown Decision by...
Read More