On Sunday January 22, 2012 at approximately 4pm, artist Richard Jackson flew and crashed a radio-controlled, model military plane with a fifteen-foot wingspan, filled with paint, into a twenty-foot wall that read “accidents in abstract painting.” The spectacle was free and open to the public, and took place at Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco, southeast of the Rose Bowl in Area H. This monumental spectacle was part of the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival. The subsequent detritus was carefully transported back to the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA, where it was the subject of a exhibition called "Accidents in Abstract Painting: The Armory."

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This video was created by Mr. Wyatt Sadler of AeroVironment, Inc. of Monrovia, CA. Mr. Sadler also piloted the remote control plane, which was built by AeroVironment. For more information, visit their website at avinc.com.

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