Mike Kelley (1954-2012) lived and worked in Los Angeles. Tony Oursler, born 1957 in New York City, lives and works in New York City.
Mike Kelley/Tony Oursler
Poetics Country 1997 published for documenta X Silkscreen on baked enamel road sign with bullet holes, 91 x 91 x 3 cm (36 x 36 x 1 in.), edition of 60, signed and numbered.
»The documenta edition is a print in the manner of a standard American crosswalk sign graffittied with images taken from our notebooks. We are attracted to the sign because of its graphic style, a kind of international sign language which was much used in the late 70s "new wave" graphic design. The bullet holes place the sign within the local "aesthetic" of the Antelope Valley, an area that was the site of our shared rehearsal space.«