MIKE KELLEY, My Little Friend Doll, 2007

MIKE KELLEY, My Little Friend Doll, 2007
43 x 30 x 16,5 cm / 17 x 11 x 6.5 inches
fake fur, felt, plastic, speaking device, original cardboard box
covered in blue plush with plastic eyes, felt hands & feet
edition of 800
pristine condition
published by Whitney Museum, New York, USA
€ 3.500,- plus € 32,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
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This plush toy has a startling characteristic. Like many plush toys, when you squeeze their belly they speak, but this one speaks 20 different phrases you don’t expect to hear from a toy. It says things like “Hurt me, I don’t mind,” and “Do you really love me?”

History of prices:
Art.net, private collection, Miami USA US$ 2,750.-, May 2023 (make an offer)
Vince Fine Arts, Miami, US$ 4,500.- January 2023
Lama Auctions, Van Nuys, CA, USA US$ 813.- 16 December 2021 (hammer price)
Vince Fine Arts, Miami, US$ 3,000.- April 2020
Alternate Projects, US$ 1,800.- April 2020
Artsation, Berlin, Germany € 2.500,- March 2014
Whitney Museum, New York, USA, € 360,- / US$ 475.- October 2012