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Michael Landy: Break Down Inventory


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Over a three-year period, Michael Landy made an inventory of over 7000 items that he owned. This volume catalogues these objects which he subsequently destroyed at a London- based department store in February 2001.

British artist Michael Landy’s ambitious art installation Break Down was presented in the former C&A department store on Oxford Street, London, over a fourteen-day period. Having taken three years to compile 7,227 items, a team of operatives and a large machine reduced the entire contents to mere powder.

Classified into ten different categories – Artworks, Clothing, Equipment, Furniture, Kitchen, Leisure, Motor Vehicle, Perishables, Reading Material and Studio Material – this volume presents an extraordinary and, at times, intensely biographical inventory list of all items destroyed.

300 pages

Dimensions: 23 x 17 cm

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