Art on Abandoned Airplanes in America

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Deep in the deserts of Arizona lay hundreds if not thousands of abandoned aircraft. Used for military and civilian purposes in a bygone era, these pieces of American history were just gathering dust, literally. Eric Firestone, an art dealer from Tucson, had the idea of painting on the planes and with further help from curator Carlo McCormick in the spring of 2010, the project began. Over 10 artists were contacted to participate and the first installment was completed and titled “The Boneyard Project: Nose Job.”

A second project was started after some time, titled “The Boneyard Project: Return Trip.” Displayed at The Pima Air & Space Museum in Arizona, more than 30 artists participated including BAST, Colin Chilag, Crash, Daze, Daniel Martin Diaz, Tristan Easton, Jameson Ellis, Ron English, Erik Foss, Mark Kostabi, Lisa Lebofsky, Alex Markwith and Walter Robinson. To learn more on the Boneyard Project check out their website.

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via Aplanet

Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a contributing writer for Visual News. A 4th generation San Franciscan, Shawn has developed an adventurous spirit that has taken him to over 55 countries. His degree in cultural anthropology shapes his perspective and thirst to socially experiment in a rapidly shifting planet. His work has been featured in the Seattle Times, The Globalist and the Daily Mail. Currently he is writing a book about the shared economy. Connect with him @shawnsaleme.

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