507
507
Mike Kelley
ONE WAS FAT, ONE WAS LEAN
Estimate
300,000400,000
JUMP TO LOT
507
Mike Kelley
ONE WAS FAT, ONE WAS LEAN
Estimate
300,000400,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York

Mike Kelley
1954 - 2012
ONE WAS FAT, ONE WAS LEAN
mannequin leg, stitched cloth, shoes, ribbon, buttons and card
37 1/2 by 89 by 24 in. 95.3 by 226.1 by 61 cm.
Executed in 2005.
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Provenance

Gagosian Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005

Exhibited

London, Gagosian Gallery, Mike Kelley: Hermaphrodite Drawings (2005-2006), February - March 2007
Culver City, Royal/T, Just Love Me, April - August 2008
Culver City, Royal/T, The Never-Ending Story: Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Obsession, February - August 2010

Catalogue Note

"Dolls are designed to be projected onto as generically human. Handmade toys have a really strange presence especially when you compare them to the commercially made ones that are standardized. This is why they’re so weird, I think they are unconscious projections of the maker. The makers of the standardized things have gone through and excised anything that looks vaguely personal or idiosyncratic."

Mike Kelley

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York