The first leg of the “Millennium Jet Art” Worldwide Tour will take off promptly at 5:30 p.m. on July 15th, 2006, at Anthony Aviation air strip, at the Pompano Beach Air Park in the U.S.To celebrate the occasion, 300 VIP guests have been invited to share the experience of the actual creation of several original pieces of art by world renowned expressionist Jurgen Prince von Anhalt.
This occasion also trumpets the professional renaissance of Jurgen, who had been abstaining from his creative medium for more than a decade. In the ensuing months, the Prince and his art entourage will tour several US cities including, Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, and Nashville, as well as international destinations including Dubai, Marbella, London, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Beirut, Japan and China.
Instead of relying on traditional methods of applying paint on the canvas, Jurgen utilizes the most unconventional paintbrush imaginable—a jet engine. For this world launch, the artist will use a Bombardier Challenger for the first time. The Aero Toy Store in Ft. Lauderdale is sponsoring usage of the jet. The artist will be strapped to a hydraulic platform, approximately 50 feet from the engaged engine, to adequately protect him from the hurricane force winds. As the engine is turned on, he will direct paint at a large reinforced canvas. The heat and velocity of the engine will disperse, blend and weld the paint onto the canvas.
“At each production I have a specific vision to combine color and texture,” explains Jurgen. “I choose colors indigenous to the pulse of the people and their cities in which I create, so the art is contextual within its surroundings.”
The first creation will be donated to The Ray G. Anthony Scholarship Fund, whose namesake is co-hosting the day’s event. Italian delicacies will be served, courtesy of Gino De Poli, general manager of Bice, Palm Beach. Strong supporters of Jet Art, Ree and Dennis Cole and their partner Peter Leon of Celebrity Realty, Inc. in Ft. Lauderdale have already pre-purchased one of a limited number of Jet Art paintings, which will be created at the event.