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Art World Portraits

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Michael Landy , 2008 © Courtesy of the Artist and National Portrait Gallery
Art World Portraits

St Martin's Place
London WC2H 0HE
United Kingdom
February 5th, 2011 - July 17th, 2011

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.npg.org.uk
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
westminster
EMAIL:  
emacnair@npg.org.uk
PHONE:  
+44 020 7321 6620
OPEN HOURS:  
Open daily 10am - 6pm; Late night opening Thursday and Friday until 9pm

DESCRIPTION

This display of portrait drawings by Michael Landy, one of Britain’s most respected contemporary artists, focuses on sitters from the art world, some of whom came to prominence 1990s as part of the group popularly known as Young British Artists. Selected from a larger group of drawings of friends and family, this is a project that occupied Landy for over a year – he drew someone every day, for eight hours, seven days a week. Landy is best known for his monumental installation works including Breakdown in a disused Oxford Street department store, and Semi-Detached at the Tate, yet these intense and personal drawings testify to his engagement with portraiture and his fine draughtsmanship. He is currently Associate Artist at the National Gallery.

Room 40