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Experimental Jetset: Kelly 1:1, a cover version by Experimental Jetset (1/1)
Experimental Jetset: Kelly 1:1, a cover version by Experimental Jetset
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Cover version by Experimental Jetset 
An interpretation of Elsworh Kelly's Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red painting from 1966 in actual size 
Published by Casco, 2002 
SOLD OUT, VIEWING COPY AVAILABLE AT CASCO  
 
 
Experimental Jetset present Kelly 1:1, a cover version by Experimental Jetset in Casco. As a tribute to the American artist Elsworth Kelly, Kelly 1:1 is a 'remake' of his painting Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red (1966). Experimental Jetset's interpretation is a faithful reproduction (scale 1:1) of the original, a 'light' version that is made up of printed sheets of A4 paper that collated form the cover version of the painting which measures 6 by 1,5 metres. At the same time Kelly 1:1 appears as a publication, itself a 1:1 version of the remake. The publication functions both as the catalogue to the exhibition, as well as a bound version of the presentation.  
 
Covers are a familiar phenomenon in the music world, but don't really exist in the arts where authorship is still very much tied to the notion of the artist as genius and the uniqueness of his work. In the visual arts one rather speaks of references. Kelly 1:1 is not a reference, but a literal interpretation of Kelly's Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red. With Kelly 1:1 Experimental Jetset cover a 'classic' of the abstract paintings of the 60s, not intended as a critique but as an impudent homage.