9.05.2006

Calder's Flying Mobiles


Braniff, as part of its "End of the Plain Plane" project, commissioned Calder to paint some of their jets from 1972-1976. So far, this level of painterly expressiveness on aircraft bodies goes unmatched. These aircraft were some of Calder's last works of art.

Also, check out what the flight attendants were wearing.

2 comments:

harold hollingsworth said...

When I saw these as a child, I wanted to be a pilot so bad. I wish Braniff had made it, and led the way for artist painted planes!

SisterRye said...

I know. Who would do that now? Is there any airline out there that you think would let me paint on their tailfins, or better yet, run a brush up and down the whole body of the fusilage? Calder must have been enjoying his last days.