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Mike Kelley

Halo of Mastery

  • Year1989
  • MaterialAcrylic on paper
  • Dimensions153 x 181.5 cm
  • Year of acquisition1992
  • Inventory numberUAB 220
  • On viewGround floor
  • Copyright© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn [2023]

More about the artwork

Throughout his art, Kelley maintained an obsessive interest in popular culture. “I came from a milieu,” Kelley said, “In which artists were despised, whereas rock musicians and drug dealers were hipster culture heroes.” The drawing “Halo of Mastery” (1989) shows two American football players in awe of rock musician Ted Nugent. Like Kelley, Nugent was born in Michigan and spent his formative years around Detroit. Emphasizing the erotic component of celebrity culture, Kelley draws attention to the musician’s tight white pants, and the multiple obscenities contained therein—from genitalia to feces.

Further artworks

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Dos Cabezas II, 1983, UAB 21aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Jean-Michel Basquiat Dos Cabezas II, 1983 yes Ground floor
Cy Twombly, Untitles (Geata), 1992, UAB 467aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Gaeta), 1992 yes Upper floor
Cy Twombly, Lepanto IV, 2001, UAB 472aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Lepanto IV, 2001 yes Upper floor
Cy Twombly , Untitled, 2003, UAB 483
Cy Twombly Untitled, 2003 yes Basement floor
Werkabbildung Cy Twombly, Bacchanalia - Winter (5 Days in January), 1977 im Museum Brandhorst in München Teil der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Bacchanalia – Winter (5 Days in January), 1977 yes Upper floor