In the Hamptons last summer, you may have heard about one very successful Nose Job. The exhibition at Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton was featured in the New York Times and made a splash on the island. Eric Firestone with curator Carlo McCormick took the noses of fighter planes, reclaimed in a bone yard (where old planes goe to die), and enlisted over twenty artists including the likes of Richard Prince, Raymond Pettibon, and Kenny Scharf to utilize the noses as blank canvases.
A larger iteration of the exhibition, Round Trip: Art From The Boneyard Project, including five entirely painted planes opened over the weekend at the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona. The exhibition features a selections of noses as well as DC Super 3 planes painted by graffiti artists How & Nosm, Nunca, and Retna, a C97 cockpit by Saner, a C45 plane by Faile, and a Lockheed VC 140 Jetstar by Andrew Schoultz.