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L: Jim Shaw, Untitled (Obliterated High School Self Portrait), 2004, Pencil on paper, Cranford Collection, London. Image courtesy of the artist. R: Mike Kelley, Untitled (Collage 1974-2011), 1974-2011, Mixed media collage on paper 2 parts: 29 x 23 in. each. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen.


MSU Broad Announces 'Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw' | November 18, 2017- February 25, 2018

East Lansing, MI – Michigan Stories: Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw, on view from November 18, 2017- February 25, 2018 at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (MSU Broad), is the first exhibition to feature together the work of lifelong friends and collaborators Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw. The exhibition will include works that span both artists' careers—from their youth to the recent past—that draw from the culture and iconography of their home state of Michigan, approaching their practice as parallel meditations on Midwestern subculture and American culture more broadly. The exhibition will show several never-before-seen works by both artists that illustrate the important influence of their Michigan upbringing and "education" on their practices.

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For more information, please contact: 
Hannah Gompertz,, +1 212 202 3402