Michael Landy: Break Down Inventory


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. 

Michael Landy presented his installation DEMONSTRATION at The Power Plant in Fall 2017. The exhibition was his first in Canada.

Product Information

  • Publisher: Ridinghouse
  • Year: 2002
  • ISBN: 0-9541710-1-2
  • Pages: 300
  • Dimensions: 23 x 17.4 x 4 cm
  • Availability: In Stock
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