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Mike Kelley
1954 - 2012
LENTICULAR 4
lenticular panel, light box and electrical system
125 by 88 cm. 49 3/4 by 34 3/4 in.
Executed in 2007, this work is from an edition of 5, plus 2 artist's proofs.
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Provenance

Galerie Jablonka, Berlin
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

“The Superman portrayed in issues 307, 308, and 309 (1977) hardly bears any resemblance with ‘the world’s most popular super-hero,’ known and loved by all… Only his city of birth, Kandor, remains, forever shrunken inside a bell jar. In… his place of solace on Earth, the bottle stands, encapsulating his past, the wound that never heals, alienating him from the eternally distant earthlings” (Laura López Paniagua, ‘Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999-2011 at Hauser and Wirth Los Angeles’, Mousse Magazine, 2017, online). 

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