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Title

Enola Gay

1975

Artist

Ian Howard

Australia

28 Aug 1947 -

Alternate image of Enola Gay by Ian Howard
Alternate image of Enola Gay by Ian Howard
Alternate image of Enola Gay by Ian Howard
Alternate image of Enola Gay by Ian Howard
Alternate image of Enola Gay by Ian Howard
  • Details

    Date
    1975
    Media categories
    Rubbing , Drawing
    Materials used
    black wax crayon rubbing on three sheets of paper, two black and white photographs
    Dimensions
    wax rubbing 274.0 x 361.0 cm (irreg.) overall; photographs 99.0 x 116.7 cm each sheet :

    89 x 370.5 cm, The dimensions for parts a & c may need to be swapped.

    89 x 371 cm

    89 x 373.5 cm, The dimensions for parts a & c may need to be swapped.

    99 x 116.7 cm

    99 x 116.7 cm

    Credit
    Gift of the NSW Government Art Scholarship Committee 1977
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    229.1977.a-e
    Copyright
    © Ian Howard

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  • About

    Ian Howard studied art at a time when the only challenge to the dominance of figurative painting was the formalist doctrines of abstraction. When he graduated in 1968 these concerns seemed trivial with Australia’s unfolding involvement
    in the Vietnam War. In response, Howard began making life-sized impressions of military hardware by taping large rolls of paper directly over these machines and making crayon rubbings of the structures beneath.

    The 'Enola Gay' was the B-29 Super Fortress US bomber that dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. Howard presents an ominous ‘shadow’ of the machine that carried the most destructive bomb
    in world history.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 5 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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