FRANCE in the 50's
Creek Studio worked with Musée Air France to develop a portolio
of fine art prints that would commerate Air France’s formidable
expansion after WWII, at a time when commercial aviation was just
a dream for most people.
From 1945 to 1960, the
fundamentals of air transportation drastically changed: airplanes
replaced seaplanes, North America and Europe were connected non-stop,
speed increased 2-fold, cruising altitude 3-fold, passenger capacity
5-fold and range 6-fold. And all that, with propeller airplanes
Air France did take advantage of the opportunities
offered by these significant advances to build the largest network
in the world and secure a major and sustainable position in the
Perinotto's talents led him to be recognized in 1992 as a French
official aviation artists. Winning many awards, he is now recognized
as the most talented aviation artist in France.
His first black & white oil paintings of propliners
were released in 1996. The lack of colour and his simple but effective
style give his work an exceptional vitality, due to incredible
handling of light and shade.
Who better than Perinotto could
bring Air France propliners back to life? Perinotto composed 10
exclusive black & white oil canvases for
Golden Creek Studio; each canvas commemorates a different
Air France propliner, from the impressive Laecoere 631 seaplane
to the elegant, but short-lived Super Starliner.
master piece of AVIATION ART
limited edition, signed by PERINOTTO
painting has been reproduced to the highest standard, using superior
quality, acid-free paper ; the reproduction size is 19.7"x15.8"
(50x40cm), similar to the original 19th century portfolios.
This is a limited edition of 500 only. The 10 different
prints, along with an illustration-rich, 12-page booklet (in both
english and french) that tells the story of each propliners, are
presented in a custom-designed folder that is stamped with the original
Air France pegasus.
Each portfolio is numbered 1 to 500 and signed
It is the only limited edition and signed item that commemorates
Air France in the 50's : a rare Air France collectible, loaded with
nostalgia, developped with the support of Musée Air France.