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.


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.