Mike Kelley: The Uncanny (1993)
Softcover, OP, 24 x 17 cm, pp., chiefly illus. in b/w.
1st edition, unsigned and unnumbered, offset-printed Artist's book produced in conjunction with Sonsbeek 93 exhibition, June 5 - September 26, 1993.
Curatorial assistance provided by Kelly Mason and Pae White. Includes essay, "Playing with Dead Things," by Kelley. Reference : "Sand in der Vaseline : Künstlerbüucher 1980 - 2002" by Uwe Koch, Sabine Roeder, Dorothea Klein, Klaus Pohl, Melitta Kliege. Köln, Germany : Verlag der Buchandlung Walther König, 2003, pp. 67.
Enormously influential catalogue published in conjunction with "The Uncanny", an exhibition organized by Sonsbeek 93 in the Gemeentemuseum, Arnhem, The Netherlands. Curated by Kelley, who also edited and provided text for the catalogue. The exhibition took on mythical status and was re-staged in Liverpool in 2004, with a new catalogue. All 115 illustrations described in the rear; an arresting mixture of mannequin-related art works and figurative sculpture from the sixties onwards.