Baptiste Debombourg

Make: posted these images of “Air Force One,” a wall installation created entirely from staples by Baptiste Debombourg. It was inspired in part by an engraving by our Facebook Friend Hendrik Goltzius (after Cornelius van Haarlem).

According to the artist’s page, this piece is about “the protagonist Icarus, the Mannerism of the Renaissance, and the symbol of sublime power Air Force One -the plane of the American President. ” Though it looks to me that the image used was Phaeton, not Icarus. Both figures were included in “The Four Disgracers,” a series of prints about mythic hubris. These are the original images, from the Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History:

Phaeton at left, Icarus at right

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