Murdering Airplane

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Murdering Airplane
Murdering Airplane.jpg
Artist Max Ernst
Year 1920
Type Collage
Dimensions 6.35 cm × 13.97 cm (2 12 in × 5 12 in)
Location Private collection

Murdering Airplane (1920) is a collage by the German dadaist Max Ernst. It depicts a monstrous aircraft with human arms flying over an open field. In the lower right-hand corner two soldiers are carrying a third wounded soldier.

The Dada movement was created partly as a critical response to World War I. This had a special significance to Ernst who served in the war. This work was a statement on the advent of aerial warfare that occurred in that war.