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Banned Booty
at the Palm Springs Air Museum


  • Every Day!
  • Starting on: 10/18/2012
  • Ending on: 05/17/2013
  • 10:00AM - 05:00PM
  • museum admission is $8-15

Description:

October 3, 2012 (Palm Springs, CA) – Want to see exactly how airport security has changed over the years? Come to the Palm Springs Air Museum at 745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs and see the latest in artist Steve Maloney's fascinating one-of-a-kind mixed media exhibit. The Palm Springs Air Museum has cleared the runway for the debut of Banned Booty – Palm Springs Checkpoint. The exhibition will run October 18, 2012 through May 17, 2013. The exhibit is included with regular museum admission, which ranges from $8 - $15. The Museum is open daily from 10 - 5, closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and on Feb. 8, 2013, 760-778-6262; www.PalmSpringsAirMuseum.org.

Artist Steve Maloney joins city and art leaders for an informal educational symposium at the Museum on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 10 am. About 100 students from Palm Springs Unified School District will be on hand for the symposium and to go through the free-standing exhibit inside the European Hangar. Symposium included with regular museum admission.

Artist Steve Maloney's Banned Booty – Palm Springs Checkpoint is set against the backdrop of vintage World War II combat aircraft. The exhibit is the latest phase of Maloney’s Banned Booty series of works created from items confiscated from carry-on bags at airports by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) during the days following 9/11.

Maloney uses a shipping container to mobilize collected works from his Banned Booty series. The container doubles as an exterior canvas for a retro-style black & white illustration of air passengers standing on the tarmac ready to board.

Maloney’s Houdini Booty Lock-Up (2002) is located outside the container, composed of confiscated odds-and-ends such as a common blender blade, barbells, a butane torch, corn-on-the-cob skewers, deer antlers etc, boxed in bullet proof Plexiglas, roped with a 60-foot rusted chain with antique padlocks.

The five composite sculptures inside the container are:

Booty Runway Sculpture (2011) with 16-feet of confiscated miscellany encased in Plexiglas superimposed over a landing strip base

· Seasoned Travelers (2003) with mixed media of confiscated scissors, tools, and video game gun with oil and resin on canvas

· A Traveler’s Pile Up (2003) with mixed media including confiscated scissors, folding pocket knives, a wrench, a drafting compass and even a bicycle kick-stand with oil and resin on canvas

· Big Banned Booty (2002) with everything from reflex hammers to cork screws with resin, acrylic and pastel on canvas

· Swiss Travelers (2003) with – you guessed it – brightly colored confiscated Swiss Army Knives with oil and resin on canvas

A QR Code on the outside of the shipping container for smartphone users connects them to BannedBooty.com and Banned Booty on Facebook.

The PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM is a non-profit educational institution, dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of WWII aircraft while eternalizing the role American Citizens, both in the military and on the home front had in achieving this great victory. In addition to a collection of flyable aircraft, related artifacts, artwork, interactive exhibits and library sources are used to perpetuate American History. Over 28 flyable vintage aircraft are housed in 65,000 square feet of climate controlled hangar space. The Berger Foundation Youth Exploration Center and an 8,500 volume library with flight simulators round out activities for all ages. The exhibition will run October 18, 2012 through May 17, 2013. The exhibit is included with regular museum admission, which ranges from $8 - $15. The Museum is open daily from 10 - 5, closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and on Feb. 8, 2013, 760-778-6262; www.PalmSpringsAirMuseum.org.

For more information about Steve Maloney or his growing Banned Booty series, please call (858) 756-4088, visit stevemaloney.com; or BannedBooty.com and Banned Booty on Facebook.



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