Not Playing the Patsy


Two of my favorites in the Whitney Museum’s Collecting Biennials show: Mike Kelley, “More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid” and “The Wages of Sin,” both 1987

Mike Kelley”More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaaid and The Wages of Sin,” 1987Stuffed fabric toys and afghans on canvas with dried corn; wax candles on wood and metal base90 X 119 1/4 x 5 inches (228.6 X 302.9 X 12.7 CM)Condles: 25 X 23 3/4 X 23 3/4 inches (63.5 X 60.3 X 60 CM)Base: 27 X 18 1/8 X 18 18 inches (68.6 X 46 X 46 CM)Purchase, with funds from the Painting and Sculpture CommitteeAccession Number: 89.13a-ePhoto: Sandak/Macmillan Publishing CompanyPhotograph Copyright (c) 1998: WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, NEW YORK