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Leon Chew

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The 'Malabar Princess', VT-CQP, a Lockheed Constellation passenger aeroplane, first flew the Bombay to London via Cairo and Geneva route on the 8th June 1948, this was the inaugural international flight for the newly formed Air India. The flagship of Air India, the 'Malabar Princess' ran the route for two years carrying fee paying passengers, military service persons and government dignitaries including the president of the newly independent India Jawaharlal Nehru between Bombay and London.On the 3rd of November 1950 tragedy struck when contact was lost with VT-CQP, flight number 245, the 'Malabar Princess’ had hit the face of the Rochers de la Tournette 4,677 m (15,344 ft) on the French side of Mont Blanc, killing all 40 passengers and 8 crew aboard. The remains of the aeroplane were consumed by the glacier des Bossons.Leon Chew’s artwork questions and dissects the role of the photographic image in the mediation of the art object, his practice is research based, drawing from a wide variety of sources to inform his visual art. Leon is a founding member of the artists collective Specular Assembly.


Leon Chew
London
United Kingdom
Europe


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