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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