Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley: Fresh Acconci, No. 25 of 30
Artists McCarthy and Kelley re-stage classic 1970s performance pieces by Vito Acconci, with a decidedly ironic Southern California sensibility. States McCarthy: [The piece] is a reference to art now, to a resurgence of the 1970s and an interest in youth in the art world. There are also references to Hollywood 8 movies and soft porn made in the Hollywood hills. In Fresh Acconci, the New York art scene is sandwiched with Hollywood. Two kinds of esthetics overlap. The tape itself crosses lines of what is politically correct, exploitation and softening or obscuring the meaning.
Video cassette tape and fifteen color photographs in a custom black case. Each photograph is in a protective sleeve. The title is stamped into the box. Signed and dated by Kelley and McCarthy in silver marker inside the box. Very fine condition.
Photographs: 14 x 11 each.
Box: 14.5 x 11.75 x 2.25. (DVD version of video also included.)
Edition 25 of 30.