Jet Art use Learjet as paintbrush
Flexjet celebrated 50 years of the Learjet by using a Learjet 45XR as a paintbrush.
In collaboration with Jet Art, Flexjet created a number of unique artworks at Signature Flight Support in West Palm Beach, with artist Princess Tarinan von Anhalt harnessing the power of Flexjet’s Learjet 45XR engine to replace the traditional paintbrush.
“Fifty years ago, Bill Lear created a new category of business aviation, one focused on performance, elegance and, most notably, speed,” said Deanna White, president of Flexjet. “Today, in partnership with Jet Art Group, Flexjet is celebrating Bill’s innovative and adventuresome spirit by harnessing the power of his legendary work of art to create one-of-a-kind pieces to mark this golden anniversary.”
To create the masterpieces, von Anhalt hurls paint into a force of approximately seven tons, using the aircraft engines while standing between the aircraft and the canvas. This unusual method of painting creates abstract paintings. There are a number of factors von Anhalt must consider for success: wind, temperature, heat, the right thickness of the paint itself and exact timing.
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