Shigeo Koike

Shigeo Koike ART PRINT: Lockheed Model 049 Constellation

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This is an aircraft art print.

The "Connie" is a simply beautiful aircraft and Koike has done it great service in this painting, with the sun reflecting elegantly in the background.  Portrayed here is the very first Constellation flown by TWA, "Star of Paris."  Interestingly, in their first few years of operation, TWA was The Trans World Airline (singular). They didn't add the 's' until 1950.

"I painted her once for a magazine pinup some 25 years ago and the plane has been in my mind ever since.  It was a TWA plane then, too.  It's not so much that she looks best in TWA markings, but she looks best with a natural duralumin finish," says Koike as he explains his choice of the Connie.

This print is reproduced on heavy art board just like the original, and sized identical to the original, measuring 400mm x 315mm (15.75 x 12.4 inches). It's offset printed, and the color reproduction has been approved by Koike himself.  The art board measures 625mm x 453mm (24.6 x 17.83), giving you the freedom to have it framed as you would like. Each print is packed in a special sleeve inside a sturdy cardboard shipping box designed especially to prevent bending during shipping