COR! WHAT A BARGAIN! 1992
Michael Landy (1963 – )
- 880 x 705 mm
- SCREENPRINT ON CARD, LAMINATED
- Accession number
This work was printed in green, yellow, orange and pink, screenprinted over the whole sheet surface. In imitation of the handwritten signs on Day-Glo card to advertise market stalls, the print has been laminated in protective plastic and crudely overwritten in black marker pen. Landy's 1992 installationClosing Down Sale, comprised shopping trolleys filled with defunct objects labelled "bargains", a taped commentary encouraging visitors to buy, and signs announcing a closing down sale. The work was a critique of the commodification of art in the eighties and its subsequent hard recession. It inevitably raises questions about the true value of art. <pLondonportfolio, one of the most significant British print publications of the 1990s.
Multiple Choice: Prints by Young British Artists, The British Council 1997
Contemporary British Art in Print, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and The Paragon Press, 1995 (texts by Jeremy Lewison, Patrick Elliott and Duncan Macmillan)