Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press – Harrier and Jaguar

Fiona Banner aks The Vanity PressHarrier and Jaguar
Tate Britain today unveils its new Duveens Commission
28.06.2010 - 03.01.2011
Tate Britain

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

Photo © Sam Drake, Tate Photography

Tate Britain, London, UK

 

34 available works

Tate Britain today unveils its new Duveens Commission, Harrier and Jaguar, by Fiona Banner. Banner’s largest work to date, Harrier and Jaguar brings the highly-charged physicality of two real fighter jets, both previously in active military service, into the unexpected setting of the neoclassical Duveen Galleries. Harrier and Jaguar has been specially devised for the Tate Britain Duveens Commission 2010, supported by Sotheby’s.

In the South Duveens, a Sea Harrier jet is suspended vertically, its bulk spanning floor to ceiling, wall to wall. Mimicking its namesake the harrier hawk, the aircraft’s surface has been reworked with handpainted graphic feather markings – the cockpit, the eyes, the nose cone, the beak – and hung nose pointing towards the floor, bringing to mind a trussed bird.

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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press – Harrier and Jaguar
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press – Harrier and Jaguar
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press – Harrier and Jaguar