Mike Kelley, RIPJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 01 Feb 2012
We were noting the other day how Mike Kelley's installation at Art Basel 2011 (originally shown in the 1990s) was one of our favorite things we had seen the whole trip. Sadly, California-based Mike Kelley was found dead today from an apparent suicide in his home in Southern California. He was 57. We were looking for the right words to describe Kelley's impact in the art and music world (both in installation and performance art, as well as his connection with bands such as Sonic Youth), especially the earliest stages of Juxtapoz, and we found this video from a few years ago that captures the essence of the artist.