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Art on Abandoned Airplanes in America

Thursday 02.07.2013 , Posted by
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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.”

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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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Shawn Saleme

Written by Shawn Saleme



Shawn Saleme is a full time writer for Visual News. Having traveled to over 45 countries, his international escapades continue to influence his writing and perspective. When not in a foreign territory, he makes his home in his native San Francisco Bay Area. Become friends with him on Facebook and invite him to share drinks and stories with you.

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