KENNY SCHARF’S NEW GRAFFITI COVERED LOCKHEED JETSTAR FOR THE ARIZONA BONEYARD PROJECT
The latest addition to curator Eric Firestone's Phoenix, Arizona-based Boneyard Project is a giant vintage Lockheed Jetstar covered in the trademark bright graffiti stylings of NYC Pop Art legend Kenny Scharf. For those not familiar with the Boneyard, it's a massive plot of desert land populated by vintage jets rescued from salvage yards and converted into "art planes" by a wide-ranging cast of art world anti-heroes including Shepard Fairey, Retna, Faile, and Richard Prince, to name a few. Curated by Firestone (who manages an eponymous gallery in the Hamptons), esteemed curator and art critic Carlo McCormick, and Medvin Sobio, the project is an epic, evolving installation transforming the desert into a living art space and bringing a much needed dose of visual culture to the Southwest. Read a great interview with Scharf, Firestone, and McCormick here
Photos by Kenny Scharf
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