Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

\Fiona Banner
aka The Vanity Press

Fiona Banner, *1966 in Merseyside, UK,
lives and works in London, UK

Photo © Jens Ziehe

36 available works

Fiona Banner’s work centers on the problems and possibilities of language, both written and metaphorical. Her work encompasses text, sculpture, drawing and installation.

She became known for her early written transcriptions of Hollywood war films such as Top Gun and Apocalypse Now. From these ‘wordscapes’ to her use of found and transformed military aircraft, Banner juxtaposes the brutal and the sensual, performing a complete cycle of intimacy, attraction and alienation. Publishing, in the broadest sense, is at the heart of her practice. In 1997 she started working under the title of The Vanity Press. She has published books, objects and performances – often deploying a playful attitude and bringing pseudo grandeur to the act of publishing.

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Selected Works

Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press \ Agent Provocateur (2015)

Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

Agent Provocateur (2015)
Heart of Darkness magazine, plinth with vinyl and graphite, fabric windsock, electrically powered fan, LED light, mixer and stand
330 cm (Height of pole)
183 x 30 cm (Windsock)
32.4 24.5 x110cm (plinth)
60 x 60 cm (steel base)
Edition of 1
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press \ Colour Blind (Arsewoman) (2001)

Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

Colour Blind (Arsewoman) (2001)
Unique screenprint on paper
290 x 155,6 cm
Unikat
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press \ Century Italic, Cooper Black Italic, American Typewriter (2019)

Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

Century Italic, Cooper Black Italic, American Typewriter (2019)
From the series: Full Stop Seascape
Graphite on paper
24,6 x 33,2 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press \ Ellipsis 1 (2020)

Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

Ellipsis 1 (2020)
Oil on found painting
21 x 25 x 1,5 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press \ Helvetica (2019)

Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

Helvetica (2019)
From the series: Full Stop Seascape
Oil on board
50,5 x 40 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press \ Nose Art (2016)

Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

Nose Art (2016)
Graphite, Harrier Jump Jet nose cones
107 (height) x 79 (diameter) cm each
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press \ The Complete Text of Snoopy’s Novel: Filed Under Greatness (2) Reading (7) (2012)

Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

The Complete Text of Snoopy's Novel: Filed Under Greatness (2) Reading (7) (2012)
Screenprint on wood panel
Unique
91,5 x 68,5 x 2 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press \ The Greatest Film Never Made (Fiona Banner and Empire Design (2016)

Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

The Greatest Film Never Made (Fiona Banner and Empire Design (2016)
Mixed media on paper
205 x 134 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press \ Performance Nude / Nude Performance (2007)

Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

Performance Nude / Nude Performance (2007)
Ink on cut wall, high definition digital film, flatscreen
Cut wall framed: 250 x 131 x 7,2 cm
Running time: 58 min
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press \ Nude Wing (2011)

Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

Nude Wing (2011)
Polished Tornado airplane wing
Rigging: Canvas hood, acrylic
590 x 230 x 28 cm
SOLD
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press \ Ampersand (2013)

Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

Ampersand (2013)
Neon, paper template, wire, transformer, Perspex frame
115,5 x 85 x 17,7 cm
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