British Artist Becomes Garbage Collector

12.21.09 Will Sherman


In January, artist Michael Landy will reopen South London Gallery as a dumpster for the arts. The British artist, known for pulverizing all his possessions in his 2001 “Break Down,” will curate a collection of unwanted works as a “monument to creative failure.” Over the course of six weeks, Landy’s 2000-cubic foot “Art Bin” will be filled up with the best of the worst art submissions and then destroyed.

Image via South London Gallery