London Fighter


A Harrier jump jet has been hung from the roof of Tate Britain like a trussed up bird. Fiona Banner, the artist, dreamt up the installation as a way of asking why fighter planes were so glorified in mainstream culture. Banner said she was “seduced” by the beauty of fighter jets but wondered why there was a “strange enthusiasm” for objects designed solely as killing machines.


  1. That truly is a striking piece of art. I’m going to have to pop along to the Tate Britain for a visitt before the exhibition finishes.

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