Michael Landy, COR!WHAT A BARGAIN!1992, Print, Size: Unknown
Concept: Michael Landy's print is available 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 installation "Closing 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.