Metro Pictures, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1990
Ridgefield, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Stockholm, Moderna Museet; Munich, Haus der Kunst, Mike Kelley: Catholic Tastes, January 1991 - April 1995, p. 251 (text)
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate although there are no magenta undertones visible in the original. The catalogue illustration also fails to fully convey the nuances in the light grey colour of the background.
This work is in very good condition. The sheet is attached verso to the backing board in several places and undulates slightly. There are artist's pinholes to all four corners. The sheet has been irregularly cut and there are a few associated minute and unobtrusive nicks in places to the extreme outer edges. Close inspection reveals some evidence of light handling throughout. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."