Michael Landy  Everything Must Go!

Texts by Richard Flood, Richard Shone, Rochelle Steiner and an interview with the artist by James Lingwood
Ridinghouse 2008
£35  |  $75

28 × 22 cm  |  11 1/8 × 8 5/8 in
Softback
432 pp, over 800 colour ill
ISBN: 978 1 905464 18 0

Famous for destroying everything he owned, this first major monograph of Michael Landy’s work surveys both his large-scale installations and lesser-known sculpture to illustrate the artist’s joyful inventiveness.


Richly illustrated in full colour, this book surveys his earliest work, including lesser-known sculptures – such as Sovereign shown at Freeze in 1988 – to large-scale installations MarketClosing Down Sale and Scrapheap Services.

 

Other works discussed in detail include the infamous Break Down, where Landy destroyed all 7,227 of his possessions in a department store on Oxford Street, London; Semi-detached, where Landy constructed a full-scale model of his family home at Tate Britain, London; and the project H2NY where Landy made 168 drawings based on a Jean Tinguely sculpture.

 

With over 800 colour illustrations and four newly commissioned texts, this volume provides a comprehensive insight into Landy's work

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