Fiona Banner

All the World's Fighter Planes

Fiona Banner, All the World's Fighter Planes, Altenate Projects


Fiona Banner
All the World's Fighter Planes, 2006
book with accompanying poster, signed and dated by the artist on the title page- soft cover with sewn bound binding, color offset printing, 172 pp
8 1/2h x 6 1/2w in 
39 3/4h x 28 3/8w in, poster
book- unnumbered edition of 500; poster- unnumbered edition of 30
FB001
 

Fiona Banner, All the World's Fighter Planes, Altenate Projects
Fiona Banner, All the World's Fighter Planes, Altenate Projects

poster, signed with embossed initial stamp “FB” and ink stamp “The Vanity Press”- screenprint on uncut proofs from the book
39 3/4h x 28 3/8w in

Fiona Banner, All the World's Fighter Planes, Altenate Projects, Linda Schwartz
Fiona Banner, All the World's Fighter Planes, Altenate Projects
Fiona Banner, All the World's Fighter Planes, Altenate Projects
Fiona Banner, All the World's Fighter Planes, Altenate Projects
Fiona Banner, alternate projects, linda schwartz, all the world's fighter planes

Description

The Vanity Press, London, England
ISBN- 0954836618

The book is a compilation of found newspaper images showing every type of fighter aircraft currently in service anywhere in the world. 170 in all, the names of these planes are each listed on the front and back covers of the book. The clippings along with the aircraft images are presented in a variety of shapes and sizes and at times with fragments of text whose captions suggest a narrative context. A tension is created between the book's everyday low-tech contents of the banal newspaper clippings with that of its subject- the latest high tech killing machines. The images of the aircraft, always caught in action, and often placed floating against a white ground begin to look like fantastic mechanized flying creatures.

$ 500