Mike Kelley, a Detroit-born artist whose work has appeared in the Whitney and the Louvre, was found dead Tuesday in his Southern California home. The iconoclastic artist found his punk aesthetic early in his career, as a member of 1970s punk band Destroy All Monsters. A kitsch sensibility also pervades Kelley’s work, from his life-size Colonel Sanders mannequin to collaborations with Paul McCarthy and Sonic Youth. In 1993, Kelley distinguished himself as a major presence in the world of contemporary art with a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum in New York. His work was shown in other major exhibitions at the Tate in 2004 and the Louvre in 2006. The Daily Beast curates some of Kelley’s most spectacular pieces.