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Michael Landy’s Art Bin at South London Gallery

London artist Michael Landy is proving modern art is indeed rubbish with his new show, Art Bin, at South London Gallery.

Landy appealed to artists to donate their unwanted works, to be thrown into a giant, see-through bin, which he calls “a monument to creative failure”.

Damien Hirst was one of the first to donate work, and one of his glittering skull pictures was lying at the bottom of the Art Bin when I visited.

Every few minutes, one of the gallery assistants would climb the stairs beside the bin and throw in another piece of art.

Tracey Emin and Gillian Wearing are among the high-profile artists who’ve contributed work, but you don’t have to be famous to have your art binned as part of the show.

From today, anyone can take a piece of art to the gallery, where Landy or one of his assistants will decide whether to add it to the bin.

More photos on Flickr