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Michael Landy (1963-), Artist

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist of 3 portraits
Landy is an artist who uses found objects to represent the relationship between art and commodity. He studied at Goldsmith’s College (1985-88) with other of the Young British Artists and his work was included in their group exhibition, Freeze (1988). Considered to be one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists, Landy’s works include large-scale installations; Scrap Heap Services (1995), Break Down (2001), in which he systematically shredded all his possessions over a week in a disused department store in Oxford Street and Semi-Detached (2004) as well as drawing projects such as Nourishment (2002).

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Michael Landy

by Michael Landy
pencil, 2008
NPG 6874

x87389

Michael Landy

by Johnnie Shand Kydd
bromide fibre print, 1997
NPG x87389

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Michael Landy

by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies
selenium-toned bromide fibre print, September 2004
NPG x126855