Pima Art and Space Museum – The Boneyard Project: Return Trip

By - January 27th, 2012

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Fans of street and contemporary art will have to go a little out of their way to check out the latest works from some of the most prominent artists working today. Specifically, they’ll have to travel to Tuscon, Arizona, where the Pima Air and Space Museum will host “The Boneyard Project: Return Trip.” There, the art won’t be displayed on walls, but rather on the surface of retired aircraft that litter the area and make up the “boneyard.” The ambitious project was conceived last spring by gallery owner Eric Firestone and organized with the help of curator Carlo McCormick.

Throughout the past few weeks, the exterior of three super DC-3 planes were made over by Nunca, Retna and twin artists How & Nosm. On January 28th, they’ll be joined by additional planes painted by Faile and Andrew Schoultz, as well as a cockpit transformed by Saner. Also on display will be over 30 nose cones painted by the likes of Aiko, Bast, Crash, Daze, El Mac, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, Futura, Erik Foss, Tara Mcpherson, Richard Prince, Lee Quinones and Kenny Scharf. Click through for additional preview looks after the click.

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