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furryforest 06-29-2010 03:05 PM

Aviation in art
 
Tate Britain| Current Exhibitions | Tate Britain Duveens Commission 2010

A Harrier and Jaguar that were used in combat operations have a new lease of life at Tate

Rex 06-29-2010 03:28 PM

Re: Aviation in art
 
I take it none of the aircrafts has nothing inside, while it's suspended into the air like that.
How exactly? Is it an optical illusion ? Or is the Harrier hanging from the ceiling? The Sepecat is very interesting. Thanks for posting.

furryforest 06-29-2010 03:49 PM

Re: Aviation in art
 
I believe they have been stripped both internally and of all paint. The Harrier to suspended from the ceiling, i believe it's meant to be symbolic of an angel

flyingdoc 06-29-2010 06:20 PM

Re: Aviation in art
 
Absolutely fascinating exhibition. I was moved to read more about it and also about the artist, which was also fascinating.

Some further links for those who are interested...

Fiona Banner at Tate Britain: Harrier and Jaguar | Art and design | guardian.co.uk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesi...n-fiona-banner

I would definitely go and see this if I were visiting the UK and I would probably visit Fiona Banner's gallery at the Frith Street Gallery as well.

Thanks Furry!

MYT DC-10 06-30-2010 10:38 AM

Re: Aviation in art
 
Last i heard was 7,000 for Jag T.2, back when they had just been taken out of service.

Good find Furry :)


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