Michael Landy Offers Some Laughs in Crazy Times With a Chorus of Protest Signs—See Them Here

Show of the Day: Michael Landy's "Breaking News - New York" is on view at Sperone Westwater.

Michael Landy's exhibition "Breaking News - New York" at Sperone Westwater, New York.

MICHAEL LANDY

“Breaking News—New York”
Sperone Westwater, New York
Through December 23, 2017

 

What the Gallery Says: “The exhibition at Sperone Westwater centers on an enormous group of drawings from a body of work known as Breaking News, which derives its imagery from tabloids and other sources.… Pinned directly to the wall in intuitive, expansive constellations, they scramble art-historical material and contemporary media. Dislocated from their original context and installed with an overwhelming density, these commonplace icons and catchphrases, absurd and occasionally aggressive, catch the viewer off guard, prompting attention and reflection.”

Why It’s Worth a Look: Landy knows protest signs. He has the best signs. Lots of people are saying so. Believe me!

What It Looks Like:

Michael Landy's exhibition "Breaking News - New York" at Sperone Westwater, New York.

Michael Landy’s exhibition “Breaking News – New York” at Sperone Westwater, New York.

Michael Landy's <i>Protesters</i>, detail (2017). Courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York.

Michael Landy’s Protesters, detail (2017). Courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York.

Michael Landy's <i>Protesters</i>, detail (2017). Courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York.

Michael Landy’s Protesters, detail (2017). Courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York.

Michael Landy's <i>Protesters</i>, detail (2017). Courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York.

Michael Landy’s Protesters, detail (2017). Courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York.

Michael Landy's <i>Protesters</i>, detail (2017). Courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York.

Michael Landy’s Protesters, detail (2017). Courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York.

Michael Landy's <i>Protesters</i>, detail (2017). Courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York.

Michael Landy’s Protesters, detail (2017). Courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York.


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