Richard Wilson: Slipstream

Richard Wilson: Slipstream
Library Shelf Location 18.WILS
Publication Date 2014


"What I wanted was the most beautiful piece of sculpture in Europe and I think that's what we have here with Slipstream.' -John Holland-Kaye, Heathrow Development Director

In 2010, Heathrow ran an international arts competition to find an ambitious public artwork for the Covered Court, architect Luis Vidal's grand entrance to the new Terminal 2 : The Queen's Terminal, which would provide a 'cultural gateway to London' for the expected 20 million visitors a year.

The winner was Richard Wilson RA, whose sculpture encapsulating the imagined flight path of an aerobatics aircraft now shimmers in the lights of the Covered Court, providing a monument to the spirit of collaboration, British ingenuity and the increasing popularity of contemporary art in 'museums without walls'.

This book traces Slipstream's epic journey from inception through to the reality of an artwork that links together the technological age with the golden era of aviation, a joyful celebration of the spirit of 21-st century flight. It is a story of creativity, cutting-edge design, engineering and construction all bonded together by extraordinary teamwork and dedication.

ISBN 9780992893804
Quantity 1
Pages 80 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Editor Jean Wainwright
Author Mark Davy
Format Paperback
Publisher Futurecity Ltd
Related Artist Richard Wilson
Category Sculpture
Keywords Flight, Airports, Travel, Heathrow Airport
Artist's Nationality English
Language English

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