Artist Mike Kelley Descriptive Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Artist Mike Kelley
Looks at the life, works and philosophy of artist Mike Kelley.
# 119066 | 2,035 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Mar 29, 2010 in Art (Artists) , Art (Fine Art)

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This paper explains that Mike Kelly is first and foremost a masterfully compelling visual artist, who even combines performance art with his visual art. The paper specifically describes Kelly's life and his works: "Day is Done", "Pay for Pleasure" and "Riddle of the Sphinx". The paper concludes that, in addition to the visual satisfaction Kelly provides his audiences, this artist also affords his viewers an opportunity to search their souls to seek a deeper meaning about individuals in this society.

From the Paper:

"The purpose of these quotations is designed to act as so-called treatises that consider the fine line and nature of the difference between criminal activity and creative activity. Gacy, one of the America's most infamous criminals and Chicago native, has been well known to engage in creative activity since he was convicted and incarcerated, items which sometimes got on the internet for sale and sol as fascinating oddities of pop culture to the fringe culture of criminophiles in this country that collect items of America's worst criminals."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bio: Mike Kelley:
  • Kelley, Michael. Welchman, John. Minor histories statements, conversations, proposals. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, (c)2004.
  • Kelley, Mike. Day is Done:
  • Mike Kelley:
  • Mike Kelley." 2008. Bio:

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