ON EXHIBIT: ROA’S AVIAN ART JET AT THE ARIZONA BONEYARD PROJECT
Looking beautiful in the Arizona sunset this week is ROA’s incredible painted jet for curator Eric Firestone’s ambitious “Boneyard Project.” Featuring a giant bird skeleton in the trademark style of the Belgian street artist on a decomissioned jet from the Korean War, the skeletal aircraft stands as a testament to an ambitious project slowly turning Phoenix into a world class art attraction. 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.
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