Street Artist to Paint Bombardier Global Express

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 4:06am

Switzerland-based business jet provider
VistaJet has commissioned Los Angeles street artist Retna to paint the tail of its largest corporate jet, a Bombardier Global Express XRS. The airplane will be unveiled in April. Along with Bombardier Business Aircraft, VistaJet is sponsoring a traveling exhibition of Retna's paintings called "The Hallelujah World Tour." The tour commenced in New York City on February 10 with a party in the 13,000-square-foot warehouse that is currently displaying 36 of Retna's works.

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““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”

-—actor and comedian Ricky Gervais