Visual Arts

The Boneyard Project: Kenny Scharf Paints a Lockheed Jetstar -- On View This Summer

Long after Jackie Kennedy left her design mark on a Lockheed Jetstar used to transport high-profile military personnel, Kenny Scharf picked up a couple of hi-quality spray paint cans and added his own layer.

The L.A.-based artist has made a name for himself with large-scale paintings and installations based on pop-culture and science fiction, including cartoons popular during his childhood (The Jetsons, The Flintstones). He became a big name in the art -- both gallery and street -- scene in New York in the 80s and showed his work at The Whitney, Fun gallery, and in the apartment he shared with Keith Haring.

This past Saturday afternoon, Scharf took a break from painting his Lockheed Jetstar at the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson to talk to the public about the future of The Boneyard Project alongside Eric Firestone and Carlo McCormick.

See also: - The Boneyard Project Continues: Curators Carlo McCormick and Eric Firestone and Artist Kenny Scharf to Visit MOCA Tucson This Weekend - The Bone Yard Project: When Planes Become Contemporary Art Canvases in the Tucson Desert - Watch this Motocross Video: DC/Robbie Maddison's AIR.CRAFT with Crazy Stunts at the Tucson Boneyard

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Claire Lawton
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