Thursday, July 27, 2006

A Critical History of 20th-Century Art

(click on painting to enlarge)

Built by General Dynamics, the F-111 was a strategic bomber, reconnaissance and tactical strike plane. F-111, an artwork (1965) by James Rosenquist, is painted on aluminium panels, the same material as was used for the outer skin of the F-111. Rosenquist's F-111 is an enormous eighty-six by ten feet and celebrates (?) or satirises (?) a consumer society underpinned by a military-industrial complex.

A Critical History of 20th-Century Art, by Donald Kuspit: artnet magazine