This is an aircraft art print.
While the very capable English Electric Lighting possessed astonishing speed and altitude performance (88,000 feet in one instance!), its looks were another matter. "Long legs, a long gear cover hanging down from the wings, that big mouth, the mach cone inside that big mouth, the two-seater is rough, a little on the ugly side," opines Koike. For a plane that's a little on the "ugly side," Koike has produced a gorgeous portrait brilliantly conveying both the speed and power of this 1960s staple. It's also probably the only Koike painting that doesn't show the aircraft's cockpit, and a testament to his brilliance as a painter that the illustration doesn't suffer for it.
This print is reproduced on heavy art board just like the original, and sized identical to the original, measuring 400mm x 315mm (15.75 x 12.4 inches). It's offset printed, and the color reproduction has been approved by Koike himself. The art board measures 625mm x 453mm (24.6 x 17.83), giving you the freedom to have it framed as you would like. Each print is packed in a special sleeve inside a sturdy cardboard shipping box designed especially to prevent bending during international shipping (NOTE: These prints cannot be combined with other items for shipping, except for additional art prints; they will be shipped separately in their special packaging, even if ordered together with other items).
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