We’ve all looked up to this South Pas landmark. But what many people don’t know is that beneath this water tower, in a funky little house, lived one of the most influential contemporary artists of the 20th Century.
Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight once described Kelley as “an avatar of the power and humanity inherent in recognizing the radical impurity of human experience. His art searches out dark and soiled places where defects, fault lines and inadequacies are obvious and routine, and where failure takes on the poignant, fragile, even heartbreaking beauty that accompanies any loss of self.”
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