Visual Arts

The Bone Yard Project: When Planes Become Contemporary Art Canvases in the Tucson Desert

A caravan of trucks, cranes, and artists moved three planes from "the bone yard" of retired aircraft to the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson this morning.

The three DC Super 3 planes were given contemporary facelifts by How & Nosm, Nunca, and Retna, all huge names in the international street art scene and notable talents in the contemporary art world.

In a few weeks, these planes will be joined by a C45 painted by Faile, a Lockheed VC 140 Jetstar by Andrew Schoultz, a C97 cockpit by Saner, and more than 30 nose cones by international artists including Richard Prince, Lee Quinones, Saner, Kenny Scharf, Aiko, Futura, Peter Dayton, JJ Veronis, Mare, Tara McPherson, Crash, Daze, Ron English, Erik Foss, Tristan Eaton, Lisa Lebofsky, Mark Ryden, Walter Robinson, Judith Supine, Ryan Wallace, Jameson Ellis,  Mark Kostabi, Eric White, and Arizona-based artists Colin Chillag, Daniel Martin Diaz, Randy Slack, El Mac, and Hector Ruiz.

Talk about some airborne eye candy.