Still Life with Airplane
When art meets aviation.
- By The Editors
- Air & Space magazine, November 2013
© Adel Abdessemed, ADAGP Paris, 2012 / Courtesy of the Artist and David Zwirner, New York / London
Pieces of two Lear 23s and a Lockheed JetStar, plus lengths of air-filled felt tubing, make up this sculpture by Adel Abdessemed, an Algerian refugee who is today one of France’s most successful artists. The title of the piece, “Telle mere tel fils,” means “Like mother, like son,” and according to the artist’s gallery, the work is meant to represent “the interconnectedness of mother and child.”