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The Boneyard Project
By: NickC on April 26, 2012
The Boneyard Projects take retired aircraft that have been left to decay in the Arizona desert and puts them in the hands of acclaimed street artists like Shepard Fairey and FAILE to breathe new life into them.
The Boneyard is the world’s largest ‘cemetery’ for military aircraft, housing more than 4,400 aircraft including B-52 flying fortresses, F14 Tomcats and A-10 Thunderbolt ‘tank busters’.
Nose Job was an exhibition of nose cones taken from military aeroplanes and given to artists to use as canvases.
“The second instalment in this series, Round Trip: Selections from The Boneyard Project, features five monumental works created on military planes by a dynamic selection of popular graffiti and street artists from around the world.”
“With a nod to the airplane graffiti and ‘nose art’ that became popular during WWII, the project offers a vision of the wonder by which humanity takes to the air.”
The Boneyard Project: Return Trip is exhibiting at the Pima Air And Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona until 31st May.