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MICHAEL LANDY

Landy Family. Gillian, 2007


70 x 50 cm (27 ¹/₂ x 19 ³/₄ inches)
 

Description: In December 2007 Landy completed a series of family portrait drawings in graphite, including his parents, two of his sisters, nephews and nieces, a self-portrait and one of his partner Gillian Wearing, artist and winner of the Turner Prize in 1999. Richard Flood has described the first portrait drawings which he saw of Landy’s father as ‘literally stunning’.
 
Landy’s portrait of Gillian Wearing was exhibited in Artists working from Life at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2017. In April 2018 Gillian Wearing’s bronze sculpture of suffragist Millicent Fawcett was unveiled on the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act and is surprisingly the first statue of a woman on London’s Parliament Square.