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Mike Kelley

 (1954 - 2012)
Mike Kelley was active/lived in California, Michigan.  Mike Kelley is known for multi-media installations, comic book scenes, fabric sculpture, videos.

Mike Kelley

Following is the obituary of the artist from The New York Times, online, February 1, 2012:

"Mike Kelley, an Artist with Attitude, Dies at 57" by Holland Cotter

Mike Kelley, one of the most influential American artists of the past quarter century and a pungent commentator on American class, popular culture and youthful rebellion, was found dead on Wednesday at his home in South Pasadena, California. He was 57.

Sgt. Robert Bartl of the South Pasadena police said it appeared that Mr. Kelley had committed suicide. Speaking to The Associated Press, he said a friend of Mr. Kelley's had told investigators that Mr. Kelley had been depressed after breaking up with a girlfriend.

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About  Mike Kelley

Born:  1954 - Wayne, Michigan
Died:   2012 - South Pasadena, California
Known for:  multi-media installations, comic book scenes, fabric sculpture, videos