ART40733

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ID number ART40733
Title Helicopter re-supply, Bien Hoa province
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist McFadyen, Ken
Places made
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam: Bien Hoa Province
Date made 1968
Medium oil on hardboard
Measurement Overall: 92.6 cm x 145.9 cm; Framed: 112 cm x 166 cm

Description

Landed helicopter being 're-supplied' by five soldiers; another helicopter coming in to land at the Bien Hoa air base in Vietnam. The artist has noted that this was not painted on the spot. The dust would have made it impractical to do this. Instead it was a composite picture created from his imagination.