Alphabet And Bee-Beard
Artwork: Alphabet And Bee-Beard
Size: 142.2 x 106.7 cm
Medium: Acrylic on paper, in two parts
Creation year: 1985
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles ; Acquired by the present owner from the previous in 1985
Exhibition history: Los Angeles, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's Profile, 1985; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Mellon University Art Gallery; and Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Awards in the Visual Arts 7, May 1988 - January 1989, p. 59, illustrated (Alphabet); Basel, Kunsthalle Basel; Frankfurt, Portikus Frankfurt; and London, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Mike Kelley, April - July 1992, p. 43, illustrated (Alphabet), p. 103 (Alphabet and Bee-Beard) (text); New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Stockholm, Moderna Museet; Mike Kelley: Catholic Tastes, November 1993 - Fall 1994, p. 135, illustrated (Alphabet) and p. 247 (text); Barcelona, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona; Malmo, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art; and Eindhoven, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Mike Kelley: 1985-1996, January - August 1997, p. 41, no. 6, illustrated; Amsterdam, The Stedelijk Museum; Paris, Centre Pompidou; New York, MoMA PS1; and Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Mike Kelley, December 2012 - February 2014, p. 64, illustrated in color (Paris), p. 135 (text) (Paris), pp. 80-81, illustrated in color, and p. 384 (text)

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2019-11-14
Lot Number: 47
Low Estimate: $700000 [+0%]
High Estimate: $1000000 [-30%]
Hammer Price: $700000
Sold For: $860000