In 2001, Landy famously destroyed everything he owned as part of his performance art piece. This act of destruction remains an iconic piece in British art history and continues to resonate two decades later.
Landy’s work fuses cognitive science and the humanities, exploring themes such as value, possession and ownership. For this new exhibition at Whitworth, he takes a close look at domestic landscapes through four walls–pictures and drawings that represent different elements within it.
Early Life and Education
David Landy has had a storied past. His parents owned a small vegetable farm in Deer River, Minnesota during the early 1940s and he had three siblings to keep him company – including one on the autism spectrum. Attending top-rated public high school soon paid off as his academic achievements began to be recognized. With mastery over time management, David earned himself a scholarship to prestigious private institution and graduated on time! Luckily for David though, life has been more balanced since then with regular employment and volunteerism
David Landy’s professional experience includes serving as an IU Adjunct Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Additionally, he is a member of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign Committee.
He is a partner in the real estate practice of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, where his focus is on real estate law. He represents lenders and investors on an array of transactions related to real estate law, such as acquisitions/dispositions, construction work, mortgage (fee and leasehold), mezzanine financing, preferred equity investments, as well as general commercial/corporate advice.
He is an expert in corporate and commercial law. His clients range from major banks and companies in the US, Australia and Europe on matters such as mergers and acquisitions, shareholder agreements, employee incentive plans, financial services reform and corporate governance.
Achievements and Honors
David Landy was more than a mere mortal for over a decade, wearing many hats throughout his illustrious career. Among his awards is an impressive collection of artifacts from radio’s golden age, including a trinket hidden away inside a teddy bear’s corner. One particular treasure is a silver-plated bauble in the shape of a ruby red cork. Other honors included membership in Harvard Channer’s esteemed alumni club.
Landy, an artist, psychologist and IU professor, works as a data scientist for Netflix. He utilizes mathematical modeling and data scraping techniques to construct computational models that give viewers insight into how the streaming service functions.
He also studies the cognitive psychology of large datasets, such as federal budgets and national populations, and how people perceive electricity usage. His work has been published in numerous reputable journals.
In 2001, Landy completed a performance art project called Break Down. Over two weeks, he and 12 assistants demolished everything from his clothing to his Saab 900 Turbo car – an experience documented and filmed by Landy’s friend Alastair Sooke, filmmaker.
David Landy is a successful businessman and entrepreneur who has made his fortune in the digital sports industry. He’s also an acclaimed blogger and sports media personality.
He is worth $120 million. His success in business can largely be attributed to founding Barstool Sports, a digital sports company which he sold in 2016 at a profit.
Portnoy graduated from the University of Michigan and relocated to Boston where he joined an IT market research firm called Yankee Group.
After leaving Yankee Group, Portnoy founded Barstool Sports. This venture quickly blossomed into an enormous sports media company.