Everything Must Go! is the first major monograph of Michael Landy’s work, spanning 20 years of his career. Richly illustrated in full colour, this book surveys his earliest work including lesser-known sculptures such as Sovereign shown at Freeze in 1988, to large scale installations Market at Building One in London, Closing Down Sale at Karsten Schubert Ltd., and Scrapheap Services first shown as part of the exhibition Brilliant! New Art from London in Minneapolis.
Other works discussed in detail include the infamous Break Down, where Landy destroyed all 7,227 of his possessions in a department store on Oxford Street, Semi-detached at Tate Britain, where Landy constructed a full-scale model of his family home, and the project H2NY where Landy made 168 drawings based on a Tinguely sculpture and performance Homage to New York.
With 800 colour illustrations and four newly commissioned texts, this volume provides a comprehensive insight into Landy’s work.