Mike Kelley's "Day Is Done" at Gagosian Gallery
So I wasn't going to Blog about it, instead I was going to write how much I enjoyed Tyler Green's (assist from Ed Winkleman) talk on Burtynsky at the Brooklyn Museum this Sunday. Tyler's talk was an interesting contrast to when I got to hear Ed Burtynsky talk about his show a few weeks ago. By the way guys.. Burtynsky photo's are much more affordable that what Ed told the crowd Sunday.
But back to Kelley.. So..... this morning I read Download MikeKelley.txt yet another feature story by Michael Killeen on Bloomberg News and I realize I will probably never see this show again, and that's fine with me! Does Gagosian pay for all this press?? I don't think this show was anything special. Just a huge amount of glitz, lights, with little meaning or thoughtful message. Why are so many art people writing so much about it?? I'm sure it was a huge amount of work to put it all together, it's big, but many of the pieces weren't even very memorable. I found this blogger who agrees with me! So, I'm a bit sad to read most of the 28 sections have sold from $250,000 to $650,000! What are these people going to do with this
over-hyped crap stuff ?? Do they just buy it because it's at Gagosian? And why would a museum/institution waste their money buy any of this? Anyway.. just needed to vent.. and luckily the show closes soon.. So we won't have to read too much more about it!!