Last summer, Tucson art dealer Eric Firestone made a splash in East Hampton with “Nose Job,” a show of customized airplane nose cones by artists like Richard Prince, Dan Colen and Jane Dickson. The artists were selected by Carlo McCormick, but the nose cones were obtained from an aviation graveyard, or “boneyard,” out in Arizona.
This month, Firestone and McCormick are revisiting the concept in “The Boneyard Project: Return Trip,” Jan. 28-May 31, 2012, at the 80-acre Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, with additional curatorial input from Lesley Oliver and Med Sobio.
The exhibition features three DC Super 3 airplanes painted by graffiti artists How & Nosm, Nunca, and Retna, and a C45 aircraft by Faile and Andrew Schoultz. More than 30 artists are participating in all, including BAST, Colin Chilag, Crash, Daze, Daniel Martin Diaz, Tristan Easton, Jameson Ellis, Ron English, Erik Foss, Mark Kostabi, Lisa Lebofsky, Alex Markwith and Walter Robinson. The show also features works originally exhibited in “Nose Job.”