MIKE KELLEY, Love, Theft, Gifting and More Love, 2009 [tattoo patch print]

MIKE KELLEY, Love, Theft, Gifting and More Love, 2009
15,6 x 17,2 cm
iron on patch print; bent as issued, instruction in print
& LOUISE LAWLER, No Smoking, 2009 (match book)
booklet, 24 pp.
cardboard box (19 x 14 x 3 cm) with sticker on Mylar lid with silver coloured rubber band
including 12 cards by Mike Kelley / Louise Lawler, Sophie Calle, Trisha Donnelly, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Sam Durant, Fabrice Gigi, Jamie Isenstein, Leigh Ledare, Mai-Thu Perret, Aura Rosenberg, Greg Parma Smith and Lawrence Weiner
published by Swiss Institute, New York, USA
mint condition
temporary offer: € 200,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace EU registered mail
inv.MK 04-pr

History of prices:
D.R. Fine Arts, New York, USA May 2023 US$ 300.-
D.R. Fine Arts, New York, USA May 2022 € 250,-
AbeBooks September 2017 US$ 500.-

LOUISE LAWLER, Adjusted to fit, 2011 [matchbox]


LOUISE LAWLER, Adjusted to fit, 2011
each 0,9 x 5,6 x 3,6 cm
set of 9 matchboxes
edition unknown
published by Metro Pictures, New York, Sprueth Magers, London and Yvon Lambert, Paris
€ 350,- plus € 16,- Track & Trace registered mail


In Louise Lawler’s photographs the context is her field of interest in which works of art are displayed, viewed, sold, and also stored in museums, private collections and auction houses. She is questioning the art practice in general, but at the same time she knows she is unavoidably part of this when she exhibits herself works of her own art. That demands self-criticism or at least a display consciousness. Most probably this brought her to have her huge photo prints matching exhibition walls, i.e. vinyl murals that are stretched and adjusted to fit the gallery walls. No wonder she called these exhibitions “Adjusted to fit”.

Listen also to: Louise Lawler, Birdcalls