"Victims Thrown From Helicopter" (1968)

"Victims Thrown From Helicopter," 1968
Gouache and ink on paper, 39 x 25 inches. Photo by David Reynolds.
© Nancy Spero, courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong, New York.

"I saw all this on television (not even censored)- open images of bombing and strafing of Vietnamese villages by helicopters. I remember a terrible image of a woman running from her house, which had been set afire. The helicopters were flying low, strafing people who were running from their houses. And we were the ones causing this. I felt then that the symbol of the Vietnam War was the helicopter, and that became my primary subject matter."

- Nancy Spero

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