Aircraft Transformed Into Work of Art

Business Jet Traveler » June 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011 - 8:19am

A Piaggio P.180 Avanti II aircraft has been painted by artist Mimmo Paladino and is on display through April 28 in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy.  The artist has named the work Cacciatore di Stelle (Star Hunter). Is this becoming a trend? A few months ago, Switzerland-based business jet provider VistaJet unveiled a Bombardier Global Express XRS whose tail had been
painted by street artist Retna.

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