Friday, 13 August 2010

Spitfire Replica

If this were dangling in Tate Britain, somebody would claim it to be a work of art (CLICK). Forget the arty bull. It's a work of craftsmanship: a full sized aluminium replica of a MKVb Supermarine Spitfire, built in 2008 by members of the Ripon Branch of the Royal British Legion in order to publicise their work. Bonhams of London will auction the replica during The Goodwood Revival on 17 September. The Royal British Legion is hoping the sale will raise £50,000-£60,000, which wil go towards its care and support services for Armed Forces personnel, their families and veterans.

2 Comments:

At 14/8/10, Blogger Lennard Grahn said...

The "Spit" is one of the most beautiful creations of the 20'th century, and The Mosquito competes with it for "most beautiful"

 
At 15/8/10, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Lennard

I agree it's a cracker. Don't forget Concorde. That's another beaut. But they're not arty farty. Design-award material, yes, and very aesthetically pleasing. Better than most modern art, in fact; but they need some bigwig in the art world to define them as art. If you see what I mean....

 

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