American Airlines and Renowned 3D Pop Artist Charles Fazzino
to Unveil 3D Fine Art Airplane Sculpture at JFK International Airport
Artist’s Latest Contribution to the American Airlines Art Collection to be unveiled following American Airlines Broadway performance on The Terrace at Terminal 8.
Public is invited to attend.
For Immediate Release: December 19, 2012
New Rochelle, NY – Internationally acclaimed 3D Pop artist Charles Fazzino and American Airlines will stand together on Friday afternoon, December 21st to unveil the artist’s latest creation: a 6 foot, by 6 foot, by 7 foot rotating sculpture of a model American Airlines airplane. The plane, which took Charles Fazzino more than four months to complete, pays homage to all of the destinations to which American Airlines flies from New York City. It is a stunning creation, typical of Fazzino’s signature three-dimensional and dazzling style.
The unveiling will take place at approximately 2:50 in the afternoon in the main concourse of Terminal 8 at JFK International Airport following a double Broadway-performance hosted by American Airlines. The unveiling will punctuate the performances, meant to send holiday travelers on their way with joy and smiles.
The airplane is the latest contribution by Charles Fazzino to an impressive collection of his works that decorate the terminal. The collection is highlighted by a custom-created, original, three-dimensional, 13-foot mural that greets travelers as they go down the escalator to collect their luggage. The Fazzino mural art installation was commissioned in 2010.
“I am grateful to American Airlines for giving me such an incredible outlet for my artwork,” said Fazzino from his New York pop art studio. “I’ve been working with them for several years to adorn Terminal 8 in artwork, giving travelers the opportunity to take in a little bit of culture on their way in and out of New York City. It’s been a welcome challenge for me and allowed me to really stretch my creative wings. I’m looking forward to seeing the airplane installed. It will be a proud moment for me. ”
American Airlines Terminal 8 at JFK Airport combines the latest technology enhancements to offer a world-class facility for today’s travelers. The spacious Terminal 8 – which covers 1.5 million square feet – is the largest single-airline terminal at JFK. It offers two Admirals Club lounges and a Flagship Lounge, in addition to 53,000 square feet of retail space offering duty-free shopping and world-renowned brands.
WHO: Charles Fazzino, acclaimed 3D Pop Artist and Mike McKanna, American Airlines Managing Director for JFK Airport
WHAT: Airplane Sculpture Unveiling
WHEN: Friday, December 21st at approximately 2:50 p.m.
WHERE: The Terrace at American Airlines Terminal 8 at JFK International Airport
Following the event, video of the unveiling, including interviews with the artist, will be available on the following FTP site: oma-sftp.interpublic.com (Login ID: americanairlinesnewyork; Password: American2012)
About Charles Fazzino
Charles Fazzino — one of the most popular artists in the world — is most well-known for his unique, detailed, and vibrant three-dimensional style. His work is exhibited in hundreds of fine art galleries and museums in twenty different countries. He is an officially licensed artist of the National Football League and the Super Bowl (2000-present), Major League Baseball and the MLB All-Star Game (2003-present), and the US Olympic Team (2000-present). He has also recently created official artwork for high profile events, including: the 2011 Centennial Celebration for the City of Fort Lauderdale, the President’s Challenge for President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, NASCAR Sprint Cup series, NHL All-Star Game, Belmont Stakes, Daytona 500, Indy 500, Andy Roddick Charity Gala, U.S. Tennis Foundation, CMA Awards, Grammy Awards, Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC’s “Today” Summer Concert Series, Rosie O’Donnell’s For All Kids Foundation and the President William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation, among many others. You can view more of Fazzino’s work at www.fazzino.com.
About American Airlines
American Airlines, American Eagle® and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,500 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers nearly 900 aircraft. American’s award-winning website, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 150 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol “AAMRQ” on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.
Media Contact: For Charles Fazzino: Julie Maner, Museum Editions, Ltd., Jmaner@fazzino.com, 914-654-9370
For American Airlines: Elizabeth Gaerlan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-863-3842