Monday, June 28, 2010
Harrier and Jaguar at the Tate
It is not often you find aviation themed art in art museums...aviation art being the seemly exclusive purview of aviation museums...and it is even more unique to find actual aircraft in art museums. So I was a little surprising to read this BBC article about Fiona Banner's new exhibit at Tate Britain. A full size Sea Harrier and Jaguar have been re-purposed as modern art. I'd like to see the Harrier up close, as the tattoo markings are hard to see in the little picture, but the polished belly up Jaguar is really quite impressive. It does evoke the feel of a submissive animal. Neat.
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I saw this too. Calling this art is, well, a lie. If there is any 'art' here, credit would certainly go solely to the aircraft design teams, not this woman. My art school profs would have ripped me a new ass for turning in something as lazy and disingenuous as this.
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