Flying colors [brochure]. Alexander Calder.
Flying colors [brochure]
Flying colors [brochure]

Flying colors [brochure]

[No place]: Braniff Airlines, 1973. A single sheet of coated paper printed in black and colors and folded into 4 pages 28 x 21.6 cm. In 1972, Braniff Airlines commissioned Alexander Calder to create a design for a Douglas DC-8 airliner 147 feet long. They provided Calder with a 6-foot model. He painted it in six colors—yellow, orange, red, blue, black, and white—the colors of the flags of South America. The brochure text describes in detail how the Braniff team painstakingly enlarged the composition by 25 times and turned the jetliner into a flying artwork. It entered service between North and South America on November 2, 1973. He later designed a "Flying Colors of the United States" for the Bicentennial in 1976. A third design, for Mexico, never was actually made. Near fine, with only traces of handling. **Free domestic shipping with direct order. Item #04651

Price: $100.00

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