The beautiful coral atolls portrayed below this Boeing Model 314 are almost enough to inspire one to start planning their next vacation, and to long for the era when you could travel on a plane such as this! The 314, first carrying passengers in 1939, was the largest passenger plane in the world until the debut of the B747 some 30 years later. Koike's painting is of "California Clipper" on February 23, 1939 as she makes the first Pacific passenger flight of the type.
This print is recreated using offset printing on heavy art stock identical to that used by Koike for his originals. It is printed at 100% of the size of the original artwork, and all color reproduction has been approved by Koike personally. Ships flat.
This is the original artwork, hand-painted by Shigeo Koike on heavy art board using acrylic paints. This original will go on sale sometime in mid 2011.