Hand Made Coca Cola Can Stearman Model Airplane
You are bidding on a Hand Made Coca Cola Classic Can Model Airplane. This plane was made by artists Chuck and Georgia Riedy of Eureka, California in the early 1990's. This plane was a scale model of the Stearman Bi-plane, hand made of 72 pieces from 15 Coca Cola Classic aluminum cans. The landing gear was made of coat hanger wire and rubber wheels. The dimensions are 14 1/4" wingspan, 4 1/2" high and 10" long.
This will make a Great Gift for your favorite Coca Cola or Airplane enthusiast!
The plane is finished on all sides and beautifully laid out in a symmetrical pattern to best demonstrate the Coca Cola Classic logos on each section of the chassis, wings, tail and even the propeller! The wings are even embossed to replicate the texture of fabric used on planes of that era. The wheels and propeller are operable. Please look at the photos below.
One of Riedy's planes made of Dad's Root Beer cans was featured at the California Museum in Oakland, California and in museums in Los Angeles and Barcelona, Spain as a fine example of American Folk Art. are links to that exhibition:
An excerpt from the California Museum exhibition read:
Hello Again: A New Wave of Recycled Art and Design, an exhibition of innovative and often surprising products created from recycled and reused materials, was at the Oakland Museum of California from February 15 through July 27, 1997. Featured are more than 900 items arranged in 12 tableaux resembling department store windows. Guest curator for the show was Susan Subtle Dintenfass.
T is No Reserve on this auction! You can now own an original example of one of America's finest folk artists. This plane is individually initialed and numbered by the artist, Chuck Riedy as # CER 5790.
I am also showing photos of another plane listed in a separate auction made of Pepsi Cola Cans. It was also made by the Riedys and is numbered # CER 5794. I will have a series of other Soft Drink and Beer Can Planes and Steam Locomotive Trains by the Riedys on auction over the next several weeks. Please check my other auctions link at the top of this page and bookmark my seller link for notification of new auctions.
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