Summer Solstice Spitfires

Title: 
Summer Solstice Spitfires

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Object Name: 
Panel
Title: 
Summer Solstice Spitfires
Accession Number: 
2017.2.5
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 80 cm, W: 80 cm, D: 2.5 cm; Frame H: 84 cm, W: 84 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
2016
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist in memory of David Whitehouse
Web Description: 
One of the most famous airplanes of World War II, the British-developed Spitfire was a symbol of British victory. But the group of Spitfires on this stained glass panel might leave you feeling more curious than victorious. You can see this scene in one of two ways: either looking down at the planes from a vantage point high above the clouds, or looking up from the ground through a cloud of smoke at the planes flying overhead.
Series: 
Spitfires; Edition E contains 4 color glass Spitfires
Provenance: 
Clarke, Brian (British, b. 1953), Source
2016
to
2017-10-05
Material: 
Inscription: 
12/70 Brian Clarke
signature
Hand-written on base of frame in silver marker
Primary Description: 
Panel. "Summer Solstice Spitfires" edition E-2 12/70. Black, red, pale yellow, and orange glasses, mottled gray and yellow matrix, adhesive. Roughly oval-shaped matrix of mottled gray and yellow with a feathered edge applied to the back of a square black glass panel. Within the matrix, thirteen full and three partial airplanes are situated in a grid of five rows; each plane is positioned with its nose towards the upper right corner of the panel. The airplanes are uniform in shape and solid black, save for two that are solid red, one that is solid orange, and one that is pale yellow with an orange tail. The latter four airplanes receive their coloration from airplane-shaped transparent glass cutouts adhered to the back of the panel.
Summer Solstice Spitfires
Venue(s)
Heni Gallery 2016-06-22 through 2016-08-30