Mike Kelley “Little Friend” talking plush toy (signed)
“Little Friend” is a limited edition talking toy conceived and designed by American contemporary artist Mike Kelley, and produced by Medicom Toy. .
Called one of the most significant artists of his generation, Mike Kelley was an iconoclast who introduced a distinctive Detroit sensibility to the international art world with his references to everything from Soupy Sales to the Vernor’s gnome. He was a founding member of Destroy All Monsters, a collective formed in Ann Arbor in 1974 with artists Jim Shaw, Niagara and Cary Loren. A major retrospective of his work opened at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam in 2012, at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris in 2013 and will travel to MOMA PS1, NY and MOCA Los Angeles in 2014. Before his death in 2012, Kelley had begun work based on a life-sized replica of his childhood suburban Detroit home. The new ‘homestead’ has been relocated to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).
Courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
“Little Friend” can speak 20 different sayings. Limited to 600 pieces worldwide, produced by P.A.M. in Australia. It is irresistable, major huggable and cute beyond words. “Little Friend” will make you feel like the most important and special person in the world. That’s because you are! “Little Friend” will always be there to cuddle and comfort you, especially on dreary winter days. He says 20 weird and funny phrases like “Hurt me, I don’t mind!” and “Do you REALLY love me?” Why not get a “Little Friend” today – a perfect gift. “Little Friend” is about 18″ tall covered in bright blue fur and felt and comes packaged in a colorful and humorously designed see-through box, signed by the artist on the pink “hand” of the toy. Kelley’s signature was not required on the toy, and is rarely seen with it. Please inquire for shipping and insurance.