Kelly O, Love at First Sight, 2007.
  • Kelly O, Love at First Sight, 2007.

It seems appropriate that this is the biggest print Kelly O has ever made. It's Cynthia Jean Gillig-Stone—the porn star Echo Valley (she played Tits Hemingway in Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo)—with a fan of hers, an autograph-seeker.

The image is bright, brash, big. But next to it on the wall, Kelly put up a little framed RIP that you can miss completely. It's white, on the white wall, with very small type.

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Echo Valley was killed in a car crash this May; her Pontiac was rear-ended, and she was ejected from the car—her breasts made it too uncomfortable to wear a shoulder seatbelt. She was 56. This is the whitewashed obituary that ran in her hometown newspaper. "She was a self-employed web page designer," it read. "She was a member of the Catholic Faith."

This was my favorite thing in the group show last night at City Arts Festival's Culture Club at Fred Wildlife Refuge. (The art there changes every day.)

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