The Boneyard Project Continues: Curators Carlo McCormick and Eric Firestone and Artist Kenny Scharf to Visit MOCA Tucson This Weekend
In January 2012, Eric Firestone and Carlo McCormick (with the help of a few heavy-machine-driving professionals) dragged three DC Super 3 planes, a C45, a Lockheed VC140, a C97 cockpit, and dozens of nosecones out of the Tucson boneyard near Pima Air and Space Museum, and gave them new life.
The Boneyard Project included a dream lineup of contemporary artists and opened with a massive party. But when the exhibition's run was over that summer, most of the nosecones went back to New York, and the planes were dragged back to the boneyard with an understanding that the work was ultimately ephemeral.
But Firestone and McCormick still have a few surprises.
- The Boneyard Project: When Planes Become Contemporary Art Canvases in the Tucson Desert
- Watch this Motocross Video: DC/Robbie Maddison's AIR.CRAFT with Crazy Stunts at the Tucson Boneyard
The two are coming back to the desert this weekend with contemporary artist Kenny Scharf to paint another plane and talk about the future of the project at theMOCA Tucson on Saturday, March 16.
Claire Lawton Andrew Schoultz paints a a Lockheed VC 140 Jetstar.
McCormick notes that since the exhibition's inception, the majority of the research, artwork, and time spent dragging dusty plane parts out of the boneyard was done -- and will continue to be done -- based on faith in a growing, and ephemeral project. And while McCormick won't confirm when or where Scharf will be painting his own piece, he says knowing that Scharf is participating is, on a creative level, enough for the project to continue.