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Patrick Nagatani

A7-D, 150th TAC Fighter Group, New Mexico Air National Guard

From the series "Nuclear Enchantment"

(Chicago, 1945 - October 27, 2017)

1989

Ilfocolor print

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Gift of George Stephanopoulos

2008.140

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Nagatani spent 3 months creating this photograph. All of the planes, missiles and people are kit models, meticulously built and painted by him. Even the rivets, nuts, bolts and New Mexico Air National Guard decal are exact replicas of those used by the 150th TAC Fighter Group. He arranged the models in front of a large backdrop photograph of Kirtland Air Force Base, where the Air Force’s Nuclear Weapons Center is located.

Keywords
Nuclear
United States
Photomontage
Color