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F-16 Falcons (U.S.A.F. Thunderbird Team), Residential Backyard

Patrick Nagatani

(Chicago, 1945 - October 27, 2017, Albuquerque)

1990

Ilfocolor print

20 in. x 24 in. (50.8 cm x 60.96 cm)

Gift of George Stephanopoulos

2007.126

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Beneath the Manzano Mountains in southeast Albuquerque is a nuclear arsenal guarded by the Air Force at Kirtland. Containing over 400 nuclear devices, it is the nation’s largest supply of nuclear weapons. Nagatani got permission to set up a barbeque, located scarily close to the arsenal, in a neighboring yard. The F-16 Falcons, which are the planes used by the Air Force Thunderbird Performance Team, are models hung up by the artist.

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Nuclear
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United States