The
Renaissance
Society

at The University of Chicago
 

Mike Kelley

Three Projects: Half a Man, From My Institution to Yours, and Pay for Your Pleasure
May 04 – June 30, 1988

 
Mike Kelley - Pay for Your Pleasure, Installation View,<br>The Renaissance Society
Mike Kelley
Pay for Your Pleasure, Installation View,
The Renaissance Society, 1988
 
30) THE COMMITMENT TO SUPREME EVIL IS INDEED CONNECTED WITH THE COMMITMENT OF SUPREME GOOD?
'BATAILLE'

31) I DO NOT UNDERSTAND LAWS. I HAVE NO MORAL SENSE. I AM A BRUTE.
'RIMBAUD'

32) WE ARE A FURIOUS WIND?PREPARING THE GREAT SPECTACLE OF DISASTER, FIRE, DECOMPOSITION.
'TZARA'

33) THE LIFE OF INSECTS DEMONSTRATES THAT EVERYTHING COMES DOWN TO REPRODUCTION AT ANY COST AND TO PURPOSELESS DESTRUCTION.
'MARINETTI'

34) MY ONLY RECOURSE IS THE EXPEDIENT OF PLACING AT THE SERVICE OF TRUTH WHAT HAS BEEN GIVEN ME BY THE FATHER OF LIES.
'LEON BLOY'

35) ART IS A SEDUCING, FORBIDDON FRUIT. WHOEVER HAS ONCE TASTED ITS INNERMOST, SWEETEST JUICE, IS IRRETRIEVABLY LOST FOR THE ACTIVE, LIVING, WORLD. HE CREEPS MORE AND MORE INTO HIS OWN LITTLE CORNER OF PLEASURE.
'WILHELM WACKENRODER'

36) CRIME IN ITSELF HAS SUCH AN ATTRACTION THAT, INDEPENDENTLY OF LUST, IT ALONE CAN INFLAME THE PASSIONS.
'SADE'

 
Mike Kelley Pay for Your Pleasure, Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 1988
Mike Kelley Pay for Your Pleasure, Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 1988
Mike Kelley Pay for Your Pleasure, Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 1988
Mike Kelley Pay for Your Pleasure, (detail), 1988  Pogo The Clown,  by John Wayne Gacy, Oil on canvas board 18? x 14?
Mike Kelley Pay for Your Pleasure, Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 1988
Mike Kelley Pay for Your Pleasure, Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 1988
Mike Kelley Pay for Your Pleasure, Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 1988
Mike Kelley Pay For Your Pleasure (detail), 1988 Quotation banner, oil paint on Tyvek 101? x 40?
Mike Kelley Pay For Your Pleasure (detail), 1988 Quotation banner, oil paint on Tyvek 101? x 40?
Mike Kelley Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 1988
Mike Kelley Animal Self and Friend of the Animals, 1987 Glued felt 96? x 72? and 94 ?? x 67 ??
Mike Kelley Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 1988
Mike Kelley Winner, 1987 Glued felt 97 1/4  x 70 1/4
Mike Kelley Black-Eyed Susan, 1987 Glued felt 95 ?? x 59 ??
Mike Kelley Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 1988
Mike Kelley Three Point Program/Four Eyes, 1987 glued felt 94? x 59 ??
Mike Kelley Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 1988
Mike Kelley Cosmic Egg/Brown Baby, 1987 Glued felt, ribbons, button 94 1/2  x 67 1/2
Mike Kelley Daddy, 1987 glued felt 94 ?? x 68 ??
Mike Kelley From My Institution To Yours, 1987 Acrylic on paper, ribbon with carrot 192? x 420? (16 x 35 feet)
Mike Kelley From My Institution To Yours, 1987 Acrylic on paper, ribbon with carrot 192? x 420? (16 x 35 feet)
Mike Kelley From My Institution To Yours, 1987 Acrylic on paper, ribbon with carrot 192? x 420? (16 x 35 feet)
Mike Kelley From My Institution To Yours, 1987 Acrylic on paper, ribbon with carrot 192? x 420? (16 x 35 feet)
Mike Kelley Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 1988
Mike Kelley Let?s Talk, 1987 Glued felt 94 ?? x 59?
Mike Kelley Incorrect Sexual Model. Utopia, 1987 acrylic on two panels 72? x 24? each panel72? x 48? overall
Mike Kelley Incorrect Sexual Model. Homosexual Couple, 1987 acrylic on two panels 72? x 24? each panel72? x 48? overall
Mike Kelley Incorrect Sexual Model. Hermaphrodite, 1987 acrylic on two panels 72? x 24? each panel72? x 48? overall
Mike Kelley Incorrect Sexual Model. Mommy?s Penis, 1987 acrylic on two panels 72? x 24? each panel72? x 48? overall
Mike Kelley Incorrect Sexual Model. Envy, 1987 acrylic on two panels 72? x 24? each panel72? x 48? overall
Mike Kelley Incorrect Sexual Model. Thalassa, 1987 Acrylic on two panels 72? x 24? overall
Mike Kelley Incorrect Sexual Model. Corrected Symmetry: Right, 1987 Acrylic on two panals each panel: 72  x 24 ; overall: 72  x 48
Mike Kelley Incorrect Sexual Model. Corrected Symmetry: Left, 1987 Acrylic on two panels each panel: 72  x 24 ; overall: 72  x 48
Mike Kelley Nature and Culture, 1987 Collaged chest of drawers and wood panel, knobs, mirror on plywood Chest: 42 1/2  x 28  x 16 1/2 ; Panel: 36  x 29 1/4  x 2 1/2
Mike Kelley No Exit, 1987 Painted wood dressing stand, metal, dirt in acrylic medium, painted panel with metal, mirror on plywood Stand: 35  x 39  x 19 3/4 Panel: 26  x 38  2
Mike Kelley Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 1988
Mike Kelley Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 1988
Mike Kelley Garbage Drawing #21, 1988 Acrylic on paper 24? x 32?
Mike Kelley Garbage Drawing #24, 1988 Acrylic on paper, 24? x 32?
Mike Kelley Loading Dock Drawing #1-4, 1984 Acrylic on Paper each panel: 42  x 17
Mike Kelley Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 1988
Mike Kelley Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 1988
Mike Kelley Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 1988
Mike Kelley Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 1988
Mike Kelley Installation View,The Renaissance Society, 1988

   
   
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