"COMING HOME, ENGLAND 1943" by GIL COHEN
Matted Limited Edition Print: $895
Signed and Numbered by the Artist
Image Size: 39" x 20"
L/E of 50 Special Gicleé Canvas Editions, Unframed: $1,200
Stretched Canvas: $1,300
Stretched and Framed Canvas with Black & Gold Italian Frame; $1,695
Carefully gel coated by Gil along his original brush strokes, giving
the canvas a texture matching that of the original oil painting.
Plane Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
There were at least three B-17 Fighting Fortresses in the Eighth Air Force named "Kayo" and two named "Katy", and although this composition is generic it has the look of the 384th Bomb Group at Grafton Underwood which had a Kayo decorated in this style. Gil Cohen says: 'I wanted to name the B-17 in the picture after my granddaughter, Caitlin, but I wanted a great adjective before the name. A friend suggested a little belligerency-- "K.O.", for knock-out, as in boxing: hence Kayo Katy.'
This painting was judged 'Best of Show' at the 1990 exhibition of the American Society of Aviation Artists.
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