New Viewings #6

Curated by Barbara Thumm

Fiona Banner’s work often plays with scale and dimensions – and this piece for New Viewings is a fitting work for her oeuvre. A full Chinook helicopter, shrink-wrapped and parked in the gallery. The image is absurd and yet reflects the reality: Aircraft grounded, borders closed, travel cancelled. There is only Nein Fahrt (no journey). Without the constraints of space or the logistics of bringing an entire, wrapped Chinook helicopter into the gallery space, the artist has embraced the potential of New Viewings with Nein Fahrt.

New Viewings \ New Viewings #6

Fiona Banner
aka The Vanity Press

Fiona Banner, *1966 in Merseyside, England,
lives and works in London

12 available works
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Fiona Banner’s work centers on the problems and possibilities of language, both written and metaphorical. Her work encompasses text, sculpture, drawing and installation.

She became known for her early written transcriptions of Hollywood war films such as Top Gun and Apocalypse Now. From these ‘wordscapes’ to her use of found and transformed military aircraft, Banner juxtaposes the brutal and the sensual, performing a complete cycle of intimacy, attraction and alienation. Publishing, in the broadest sense, is at the heart of her practice. In 1997 she started working under the title of The Vanity Press. She has published books, objects and performances – often deploying a playful attitude and bringing pseudo grandeur to the act of publishing.

Works Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

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Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

Corsiva, Avant Garde (2019)
From the series: Full Stop Seascape
Graphite on paper
35,5 x 28 cm
4.700 EUR incl. VAT
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Geneva, Luminari (2019)
From the series: Full Stop Seascape
Graphite on paper
29,5 x 37,5 cm
4.700 EUR incl. VAT
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Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

France, so near yet so far: Garamond, Bordeaux, Birch Standard, Charlemagne (2019)
From the series: Full Stop Seascape
Graphite on paper
29,7 x 37,7 cm
4.700 EUR incl. VAT
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Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

Chalkboard, Johnston (2019)
From the series: Full Stop Seascape
Graphite on paper
24,5 x 34,3 cm
4.700 EUR incl. VAT
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Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

Comic sans, Font, Brittanic, Zapfino, Sana, Gabriola, Birch Standard (2019)
From the series: Full Stop Seascape
Graphite on paper
24 x 29,5 cm
3.500 EUR incl. VAT
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Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

Onyx, Courier (2019)
From the series: Full Stop Seascape
Graphite on paper
37,5 x 25,5 cm
4.700 EUR incl. VAT
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Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

Impact (2019)
From the series: Full Stop Seascape
Graphite on paper
22,7 x 35,7 cm
4.700 EUR incl. VAT
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Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

Century Italic, Cooper Black Italic, American Typewriter (2019)
From the series: Full Stop Seascape
Graphite on paper
24,6 x 33,2 cm
4.700 EUR incl. VAT
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Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

Bookman, Myriad Pro, Brushscript Italic (2019)
From the series: Full Stop Seascape
Graphite on paper
22,6 x 31,7 cm
3.500 EUR incl. VAT
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Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

Stencil, Noteworthy, Helvetica (2019)
From the series: Full Stop Seascape
Graphite on digital print
40,5 x 50,4 cm
5.900 EUR incl. VAT
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Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

Cooper Black, Herculanum, Slipstream, Orator (2019)
From the series: Full Stop Seascape
Graphite on paper
20 x 29 cm
3.500 EUR incl. VAT
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Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press

Arial, Klang (2019)
From the series: Full Stop Seascape
Graphite on paper
18,7 x 25,5 cm
3.500 EUR incl. VAT
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