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American Elegy

Daniel Maidman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Now consider an Athenian born the day Aristotle died. He is the inheritor of breathtaking riches; his city is the crown of culture. But as he grows into his thirties, forties, fifties, age will confide to him that things really are worse than they used to be.

Great Recipe for Fourth of July: Art and BBQ

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.31.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I was surprised to get so many comments from you, my dear and smart listeners, in response to last week's program, where I mentioned the embarrassin...

78 Hours on the Los Angeles Art Scene

Simon Watson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

Right off the plane, our first stop was a studio visit with painter Kour Pour, who this past February enjoyed a sold-out show at Untitled NY in New York's Lower East Side.

Everything You Need To Know About Mike Kelley

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.04.2014 | Arts

At long last, Mike Kelley's gargantuan retrospective has come to Los Angeles, and in case you haven't yet seen the overwhelming display of fuzzy frien...

W. Reveals Himself as 'a Decent Amateur' Artist

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's highly unusual for a public figure -- especially a high-profile politician -- to reveal something very personal and rather uncommon about himself. And to do it willingly?

An Entire Day Of LAX Takeoffs In One Epic Photo

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel

If you want to know what a takeoff at Los Angeles International Airport looks like, just ask Mike Kelley. The L.A.-based photographer recently spe...

Mike Kelley: The Sacred and the Profane

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Huge, sprawling exhibition devoted to the art of one of the best-known LA artists, Mike Kelley (1954 - 2012), just opened at the Geffen Contemporary...

These Are The Seven Deadly Sins, Harajuku Style

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.17.2014 | Arts

Gazing upon Sebastian Masuda's dizzying installation "Colorful Rebellion –- Seventh Nightmare" feels like the visual equivalent of eating so mu...

Top 10 U.S. Museum Shows 2014

Simon Watson | Posted 04.19.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

Friends from four continents planning visits to the U.S. have asked me what upcoming museum shows are likely to be must-sees. Here's my current list of these shows, which happen to feature an unusually strong selection of work by women.

Superman Recites From The Bell Jar

Francis Levy | Posted 04.05.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

"Superman Recites Selections from 'The Bell Jar' and Other Works by Sylvia Plath" from l999 is one of the video installations in the Mike Kelley exhi...

25 Best Exhibitions From Around The World This Fall

The Huffington Post Arts | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts

It's that time of year, art lovers. Winds are blowing, leaves are crunching and the streets are buzzing with talk of the newest art exhibitions. Autum...

ABC Prez Admits 'Revenge' Season 2 'Stumbled'

The Huffington Post | Maureen Ryan | Posted 10.04.2013 | TV

"Revenge" was once one of TV critics' and audiences' favorite guilty pleasures. But Season 2 of the ABC primetime soap took a turn -- as did the ratin...

Mike Kelley Is Still A Bit Like Jesus

VICE United States | Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts
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July 18th marked the one year anniversary of Mike Kelley's ashes being scattered at Bryce Canyon in Utah. Mike died of an apparent suicide over a year...

Traveling Abroad with LA in Your Backpack

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.11.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Traveling abroad provides a welcome opportunity to step away from the routine and obligations of everyday life. But when you are lucky enough to liv...

Kathleen Massara

Eternity Is A Long Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Massara | Posted 06.08.2013 | Arts

“I think we’re done with linear thinking… We need poetry, really. This show is done with this approach,” Mike Kelley’s friend and former par...

The New 'Revenge' Showrunner Is ...

Posted 05.04.2013 | TV

"Revenge" has tapped a new showrunner, and his name is Sunil Nayar, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Nayar replaces "Revenge" creator Mike Kell...

'We're All Processing That Right Now'

Posted 04.26.2013 | TV

Renewals for the 2013-2014 season are already underway, but it remains to be seen whether "Revenge" will get a Season 3 on ABC. Recently, the Hampt...

'Revenge' Showrunner Steps Down

Posted 04.24.2013 | TV

"Revenge" showrunner Mike Kelley will step down from the series after the conclusion of Season 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Kelley expl...

Eternity Is A Long Time

Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts

In 2008, Glenn O'Brien interviewed Mike Kelley in Interview Magazine, prefacing the discussion with the line, "It has been my experience that if a wor...

The Meteoric Rise And Tragic Fall Of Mike Kelley

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.19.2013 | Detroit

LAST DECEMBER, on a cold night in Amsterdam, a crowd packed into the newly expanded Stedelijk Museum for the opening of a major retrospective of Los A...

Art in a Box: The Hero's Journey of Mike Kelley and Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites

Bettina Gilois | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Bettina Gilois

Just as Mike Kelley seemed to have finally broken through, Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites did not sell. Glimpsed by only the special world willing to pay attention, it went back into a box, and remained in the Jablonka Gallery in Cologne, unseen for many years to come.

How 'Revenge' Pulled Off That Shocking Death

Posted 02.18.2013 | TV

Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 2, Episode 14 of ABC's "Revenge," titled "Sacrifice." Since the beginning of "Revenge" Season ...

$150,000 Grant Supports Late Artist's Last Project

Posted 11.16.2012 | Detroit

Before Mike Kelley tragically died in January, the artist was preparing for the last stage of his "Mobile Homestead" project, a cross between an insta...

PLAN ForYourArt: November 1-7

Bettina Korek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Thursday is opening day of the first U.S. retrospective of director Stanley Kubrick. This exhibition covers Kubrick's career, beginning with his early photographs for Look through his directorial works of the 1950s through the 1990s.

Happy Birthday, Mike Kelley!

Posted 10.28.2012 | Arts

Mike Kelley, born on this day in 1954, was an American artist known to dabble in almost all areas of the far-reaching art spectrum. Found objects, tex...