Star of Afrika
Hans-Joachim Marseille, nicknamed the Star of Afrika, was a German ace in the North African theatre of WWII known for shooting down over 150 allied aircraft from his Messerschmitt Bf 109.
The 30 x 10 cradled clayboard was first painted with a variety of red, yellow, and orange acrylics to create the backdrop for the warplane, while the underpainting was created with gouache. Enamel was used to finely detail the painting and then Lozeau built the custom German ammo crate frame out of new wood, bringing the total measurement to 38 x 17.
The ready-to-hang Star of Afrika canvas prints are produced with archival ink on museum-grade, gallery-wrapped canvas and extend 1.25 inches off the wall, so there's no need for a frame. There are several sizes available and each limited-edition giclee is signed and numbered out of only 40 Artist Proofs. Please allow up to three weeks for delivery of canvas prints, as they are custom-built at the time the order is placed.