Mike Kelley anti-details

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Two favorite paintings from the current Mike Kelley show at Gagosian. This crop came from the gallery website so you are spared a close up view. On the left is a Paul Bunyan that suggests intense study of Jim Shaw's Thrift Store Paintings collection. The one on the right is so nasty (and funny) that even the security guard commented on how rank it was. (Please don't fire him--it's a valid reaction.)

Update: There is web speculation that the security guard is a Mike Kelley shill. *heavy resigned sigh*