Graff artists have hit new heights, literally, in the past few years. Guys such as Banksy have been accepted in the mainstream, and most recently, Los Angeles-bred street artist RETNA was commissioned to apply his art to a $60 million luxury airliner.
As part of a partnership between private jet charter and ownership firm VistaJet and Bombardier Aerospace, the graffiti vet was enlisted to hand-paint a unique work of art on the tail of a VistaJet Global Express XRS.
The jet, which is reportedly valued at $60 million luxury, is an ultra long range corporate and VIP high speed airliner, and is being touted as the new star of VistaJet’s fleet of 31 private jets.
Earlier this month, RETNA along with executives from both VistaJET and Bombardier Aerospace unveiled the art work at BACE 2011 in Geneva.
According to Business Insider, the project comes on the heels of VistaJet’s and Bombardier’s sponsorship of RETNA’s “Hallelujah World Tour,” which launched in New York in February and will continue throughout the year in cities including London and Hong Kong.
Graffiti art has definitely hit new heights — 50,000 in the air!
For more info on RETNA, visit his official website at DigitalRETNA.com.