By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – With sullied stuffed animals, models of a sci-fi city and a statue of astronaut John Glenn covered in broken ceramic, a retrospective on influential contemporary artist Mike Kelley opens on Monday in Los Angeles, two years after the artist took his own life. The exhibition at the city’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is as moving as it is large. “It was going to be a thematic retrospective that was very much involved in his participation and collaboration,” said Ann Goldstein, the exhibition’s curator and a former artistic director at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Kelley was born in 1954 in suburban Detroit and attended the University of Michigan before moving to Southern California in 1976 to attend the California Institute of the Arts and later settling in as a prominent figure in the Los Angeles art scene.
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