Grounded Military Planes Reborn As Canvases for Awesome Graffiti

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Photos: Andrew Boehly
“Spy Tiger” by Andrew Schoultz

It’s not unusual to see the words “street art” and “abandoned” in the same sentence. Deserted factories, disused train carriages and even abandoned towns have been given new leases of life at the hands of talented graffiti artists. Still, there always seem to be new types of forsaken objects and places to fuel the imagination. For “The Boneyard Project: Return Trip” exhibition at the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona, the canvases were surplus military airplanes.

The Boneyard Project uses a variety of planes – everything from Douglas C-117D Super Gooneybirds to Beech C-45s. The exhibition also brings together an impressive list of well-respected street artists, including Shepard Fairey, Futura, Bast, Aiko, FAILE, Crash, How and Nosm, RETNA, and Andrew Schoultz.

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