artist mike kelley dead at age 57

i remember mike from his quote, “if a bear shits in the forest will anyone hear it?” …or something to that extent. he taught at my school, i remember him with his long hair and guitar. i was never a huge fan of his knitted stuffed dolls or object works, but i loved his sense of humor. it’s sad to hear he’s no longer with us, and that he took his own life. lee ranaldo and the sonic youth crew will surely miss him too. here’s what our friend lee had to say about him on his blog. RIP. by uh