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John Gately and Joseph DeRenzo Document Peter Max Painting of Boeing 777 for City of New York


Photographers John Gateley and Joseph DeRenzo of Panoramics Northwest, Inc. were commissioned to document the painting of a Boeing 777 for the City of New York as the official NYC 2000 aircraft. World renowned artist and NYC resident Peter Max designed the paint scheme, which took the paint-crew five 24-hour days to apply and added more than 900 pounds to the aircraft.

With DeRenzo on board, the inaugural flight left Boeing Field on the morning of November 15th and was greeted by Mayor Rudy Giulliani at Newark Airport. The on-board news conference, followed by a reception at Peter Max’s studio, was the climax to a terrific photo-op for the Seattle-based photgraphers.