KELLEY, Mike and Dan NADEL. Return of the Repressed: Destroy All Monsters, 1973-1977
( Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA): PictureBox and Prism, 2011. First edition. Quarto. 312 pages. Destroy All Monsters were an influential Detroit group that made music, art, zines and an elaborate junk-based self-mythology. Two of its members have become renowned artists: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw. But aside from the zines, the actual output by the members has never been examined as independent art objects. This is the first retrospective of the artwork itself, as opposed to the zines and memorabilia produced. Nearly all of this work has never been published. Included are: dozens of candid photographs of the group, offering a snapshot of a proto-punk unit. A very good copy in wrappers.
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