Print: Gilded Guile (Self-Portrait) by John Kelly


Gilded Guile (Self-Portrait)
Created by John Kelly
Archival pigment print
13 x 19 inches
Edition of 100
Corresponding Grimms’ Tale: “Iron John”
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The following day the king’s daughter asked the gardener about his boy.
“He is at work in the garden. The strange creature has been at the festival too, and only came home yesterday evening. He has also shown my children three golden apples that he has won.”
The king had the boy summoned into his presence, and he came and again had his little cap on his head. But the king’s daughter went up to him and took it off. His golden hair fell down over his shoulders, and he was so beautiful that all were amazed.


John Kelly’s piece Guilded Guile (Self-Portrait) accompanies the Grimms’ fairy tale “Iron John.” This archival pigment print of the piece is 13 x 19 inches and is limited to an edition of 100.

About the Artist

John Kelly is a performance and visual artist. Original performance works have been premiered at the Kitchen, Lincoln Center, the Whitney Biennial, PS 122, and BAM’s Next Wave Festival. Awards include two Bessie Awards, two Obie Awards, two NEA American Masterpiece Awards, an American Choreography Award, a CalArts Alpert Award, and the Ethyl Eichelberger Award. Fellowships include the American Academy in Rome, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Sundance Theatre Institute, and a United States Artists fellowship. His drawings, paintings, photography and video have been exhibited at Alexander Gray Associates, the Museum of Modern Art, the ICA Philadelphia, and the New Museum. As a vocalist and lyricist he has collaborated with David Del Tredici, recorded with Laurie Anderson, and frequently performed the works of John Cage. He recently released his first solo recording, Beauty Kills Me. Kelly is currently developing a new solo work, Time No Line, premiering at La MaMa in the spring of 2018.

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