18 Apr '11, 2am

Jetting into Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II via @Ziteapp

Jetting into Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II via @Ziteapp

Renowned Italian sculptor, painter and printmaker Mimmo Paladino has turned a private jet into a work of art with the installation of a painted Piaggio P. 180 Avanti II aircraft at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. Dubbed the Cacciatore di Stelle – or Star Hunter – Paladion decorated the turboprop with ancestral symbols, constellations and geometrical designs as a tribute to the skies in which it travels. Alberto Galassi, CEO of Piaggio Aero Industries notes, “The P.180 Avanti has been chosen because it can be considered a work of art itself. [It is] an expression of Italian genius in design and engineering”. As part of the “anthological and personal” exhibition hosted by the Palazzo Reale, the Cacciatore di Stelle will be on display through April 28. The exhibition also showcases more than 50 of Paladino's artworks from the ‘70s to the present day.

Full article: http://www.luxury-insider.com/luxury-news/2011/04/jetting...

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