Reconstructed History
  • artists' book
  • paper boards with dust jacket
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 31.2 x 23.5 cm.
  • 61 pp.
  • edition size 250
  • signed and numbered

Reconstructed History

Mike Kelley

Reconstructed History

description

Artist's book in the format of a high school yearbook by Mike Kelley featuring reproductions and iconic symbols of America and American history overdrawn with schoolboy-esque bawdy graffiti style edits and captions - the Statue of Liberty transformed into a phallic symbol and a picture of the capital made to resemble two breasts, etc. Edited and with an introduction by Kelley. Designed by Mike Kelley and Patti Podesta. Includes a list of plates.

references

"Sand in der Vaseline : Künstlerbüucher 1980 - 2002" by Uwe Koch, Sabine Roeder, Dorothea Klein, Klaus Pohl, Melitta Kliege. Köln, Germany : Verlag der Buchandlung Walther König, 2003, pp. 66.
New York / Cologne, NY / Germany: Thea Westreich / Gisela Capitain,
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$7,500.00
Condition:  Fine. As issued, clean and unmarked. Numbered 6/250.
[Object # 4567]