The Anacostia Community Museum will be closed from January 8, 2024-March 22, 2024. We will reopen on Saturday, March 23, 2024 with our next exhibition, A Bold and Beautiful Vision: A Century of Black Arts Education in Washington, DC,1900-2000. We hope you will join us! 

Untitled (Model AIrplane Sculpture)

Object Details

Artist
BK Adams
Date
early 21st Century
Medium
coral metal
Dimensions
Other (Airplane): 2 1/16 × 2 3/8 × 1 7/8 in. (5.3 × 6 × 4.8 cm)
Other (Base): 1 9/16 × 3 3/4 × 2 3/8 in. (3.9 × 9.5 × 6 cm)
Caption
This mixed-media sculpture of a painted blue metal jet plane and a found fragment of marine coral playfully subverts ideas about the hobbyist’s model airplane, as well as sculptural traditions. A thin, black stick attaches the plane to a coral base, creating the illusion of flying over a cloud. The work is characteristic of the artist BK Adams—who is famous for his pop-up public art in Washington, DC—in that it engages viewers through the use of unconventional materials.
Accession Number
2011.0005.0002
Type
sculpture
See more items in
Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8d3a87ec4-9dae-461d-868b-511f43b96e2c
Record ID
acm_2011.0005.0002
Back to Top