A lot of serial killers will have at least some kind of vehicle to transport their victims. Most choose a car to be their very own murder-mobile, (see Bundy or Rifkin), but Alaskan killer Robert Hansen went one step further by using an airplane to carry out his crimes, specifically his beloved Bush Plane. After abducting a topless dancer or prostitute, he would fly his plane over to suitable hunting ground and release them. From there, he would use his wide array of rifles to track and hunt the helpless woman as if she were an animal. Hansen was obsessed with hunting, and had his very own cabin where he mounted huge ram’s heads and antlers. In all, more than 17 women fell victim to Hansen, making him Alaska’s worst serial killer.
Love this pattern. Jasper Johns, Dancers on a Plane (1979), Corpse and Mirror (1976) and another Dancers on a Plane (1980-81). Saw the first one in the Duchamp Cage Cunningham Rauschenberg and Johns show at the Barbican last year.