Concorde (1989)

Commissioned by the company Aérospatiale on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the first flight of the hypersonic passenger aircraft Concorde (March 2nd, 1969) (not a complete sentence). The painting on the aircraft’s two thousand square meters was accomplished in Toulouse (France) in February 1989 during a 2-week-long working period, with the use of four tons of paint and with the help of twelve assistants, former students from Beaux Arts in Toulouse. Pavel Smetana directed from an elevated platform using a microphone.


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Paris Match

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Paris Match 1989
Detail of COncorde wings with signature

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