Joyous Machines: Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely

Joyous Machines: Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely
Library Shelf Location 18.LAND
Publication Date 2009
Description Accompanying the Tate Liverpool exhibition, this book examines the intriguing relationship between renowned British artist Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely, one of the most subversive sculptors of the 20th century. Having seen Tate's 1982 Tinguely retrospective while still a student, Landy has drawn inspiration from the artist for some of his most well known works, including Break Down 2001 during which he destroyed each and every one of his possessions in a public performance. For many years Landy has been preoccupied by Tinguely's seminal, auto-destructive sculpture Homage to New York. The book is richly illustrated with works by Tinguely, rarely seen photographs of Homage to New York taken by David Gahr as it unfolded on 17 March 1960, and some of the many H2NY drawings Landy has made in response. Laurence Sillars, Curator at Tate Liverpool, introduces Tinguely's early works, Homage to New York and the impact they have had upon Landy. A blow-by blow, eye-witness account of Homage written on the night of its destruction by former critic for The New York Times, Dore Ashton brings the event to life. Travelling back in time, Landy contributes an intriguing posthumous in-conversation with Tinguely in which the two artists finally meet and collect junk together on a New York City dump as they discuss their respective endeavours.
ISBN 9781854379191
Quantity 1
Pages 144
Editor Laurence Sillars
Authors Dore Ashton, Michael Landy, Laurence Sillars
Publisher Tate Gallery Publishing
Related Artists Jean Tinguely, Michael Landy
Categories Installation, Live Art/Performance
Related Gallery Tate Gallery, Liverpool
Language English

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