Sunday, August 31, 2008

Day 72: Guerilla Stickering



Today we ate vegan cupcakes and made stickers for Nicole's birthday.
I gave her a bomb and this is what she did with it (Keep your eye out for it along 5th avenue).

This image actually isn't a bomb or just a sticker, but is indeed a painting from 1946 by
Charles Bittinger #3. It is from Operation Crossroads and is called The First Bomb at Bikini. You can see it in person at the Naval Historical Center in Washington D.C.

From their site:
"In contrast to all later atmospheric nuclear tests, a large media contingent was present for the two Crossroads detonations. They were allowed to cover the test atomic bomb explosions "with sufficient thoroughness to satisfy the public as to the fairness and general results of the experiment." Quartered aboard USS Appalachian (AGC-1), 131 newspaper, magazine, and radio correspondents from the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, the Republic of China, the Soviet Union, and Britain covered the detonations, turning these experiments into major media events. In addition, the three artists presented here also recorded the project: Gunnery Sergeant Grant Powers, USMC, was the official combat artist for the operation while Lieutenant Commander Arthur Beaumont, USNR, and Captain Charles Bittinger, USNR, were observers."

1 comment:

nc said...

Yay! Thanks for the wonderful bday celebration!

xo