Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is pleased to feature Mike Kelley’s Nazi War Cave #1 (1985) in the upcoming October 12, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction. This exemplary work from Kelley’s Plato’s Cave, Rothko’s Chapel, Lincoln’s Profile project is being sold by the estate of the original owner and will trade hands for the first time on October 12, 2014. This deeply layered work has been included in numerous exhibitions, and most recently travelled internationally to Amsterdam, Paris, New York, and Los Angeles in the artist’s landmark retrospective. To commemorate this rare opportunity, arts writer Jori Finkel provides further insight on this controversial and challenging work.
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October 2, 2014