In the years following World War II, as normal passenger service resumed, the market for large passenger aircraft quickly became a face-off between the Douglas DC-4 and the Lockheed Constellation. "Everybody says the Connie is very attractive, but nobody says they think the DC-4 is beautiful," says Koike, with clear dissatisfaction. "In the DC-4, I get a sense of the good ol' dependable American era. The way its nose is scrunched vertically is charming and I think its got an honest beauty about it overall," he offers in support. His painting of the plane shows a beautiful Pan Am DC-4 "Clipper Racer" soaring over a sea of clouds, reflecting the white and blue.
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).