When motocross superstar Robbie Maddison released his latest collection of signature gear and a stunt/action video this week, we watched the death-defying tricks and massive, air-catching jumps with glossy eyes.
And then we realized Maddison picked a very familiar backdrop.
Off of Interstate 10 in southern Tucson is an aircraft boneyard where military and commercial planes go to rust. In early 2012, big-name New York curators Eric Firestone and Carlo McCormick raided the boneyard, snapped up a series of nosecones and sent them to artists around the country, and purchased four DC Super 3 planes and flew in street art heroes ROA, How & Nosm, Nunca, and Retna to give them modern paint jobs.
Check out behind the scenes footage and our favorite stunts after the jump ...
See also: - The Boneyard Project: Art Planes in the Tucson Desert (Slideshow) - The Bone Yard Project: When Planes Become Contemporary Art Canvases in the Tucson Desert - The 10 Best Art Exhibitions and Installations I Saw in Phoenix in 2012