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Title

Print

2007

Artist

Michael Landy

England

1963 –

  • Details

    Date
    2007
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    ink on paper
    Edition
    69/150
    Dimensions
    59.2 x 42.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated lower verso, pencil "... Michael Landy ... 2007".

    Credit
    John Kaldor Family Collection
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    L2010.145
    Copyright
    © Michael Landy. Courtesy Thomas Dane Gallery, London

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    Artist information
    Michael Landy

    Works in the collection

    14

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  • About

    In typically large-scale ambitious projects, Michael Landy has examined what we value and what we discard, consumerism and waste, and human labour and its worth. His projects – often one-off temporary events – are usually several years in the planning, during which time Landy produces drawings, collages and other related works in which he develops his ideas and processes prior to realising the final work. Landy’s practice stands out for its serious consideration of the social structures that determine worth at a basic level of consumption, monetary exchange and employment.

    In the ‘No frills’ series art is reduced to self-descriptive consumer units recalling the most literal conceptual art practices. The works are as obvious as they appear; there is no more to them than what you see. But of course they also suggest the contested terrain of marketing-fed consumer desire versus consumer rights for low-cost alternatives to branded products. Within the context of the art market this series is a deeply ironic swipe at what the art-world values and why, and the artist as a brand.

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