H.2.N.Y. Mechanical Suicide

Landy, Michael
This work is part of a series of drawings, made with correction fluid, based on photographic records of a performance by the Swiss artist Jean Tinguely (1925– 1991). The performance, Homage to New York, was staged in 1960 in the garden of MOMA, New York. Tinguely's construction self-destructed as part of the performance, and now exists only through some fragments and photographic records. Having first encountered Tinguely's work at the Tate retrospective in 1982 while still a student, Michael Landy has been intrigued by his work for many years, and investigated the possibility of re-staging the Homage to New York event. He undertook research at the Tinguely Museum in Basel and MOMA, New York, and studied the possibility through his drawings.
  • Artwork Details: 59.8 x 84cm
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  • Material description: correction fluid on paper
  • Credit line: © the artist. Acquired with funds from the McLaren Art Foundation, in association with Outset Contemporary Art Fund.
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  • Medium: Drawing
  • Accession number: ACC17/2006



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