Romero Britto turns Eurocopter helicopter into a work of pop art
Brazillian-American pop artist Romero Britto used a new Eurocopter AS350 B3e helicopter as a canvas for an eye-catching piece of art at last week’s Heli-Expo event in Las Vegas.
The idea was devised by pop art afficianado and commercial real estate executive Robert Spiegel, who purchased the helicopter to be aid his business based in Palm Beach, Florida.
“I‘ve always had an interest in the arts, particularly pop art,” said Spiegel. “I could envision exactly what I wanted on the helicopter; something vibrant, something different.”
Spiegel became friends with Britto – who also lives in Florida – and knew the artist was the right man for the job, after working for clients, including the City of Miami, Absolut Vodka, Movado, Pepsi and BMW.
“I love it,” said Spiegel. “It represents day and night; if you look at it closely, you can see the moon and the stars. It’s exactly the kind of design I wanted and I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.”
The helicopter was on show between 5-7 May 2013 on the Eurocopter exhibit at Heli-Expo 2013, which was attended by over 20,000 people, making it the largest helicopter trade show and exposition in the world.