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Livery of the Week: United’s ‘Her Art Here’ 757-200

These two aircraft feature unique coast-to-coast designs.

A United 757-200 adorned with a ‘Her Art Here’ special livery. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Editor’s Note: AirlineGeeks is excited to launch our ‘Livery of the Week’ series. Every Friday, a team member will share an airline livery, which can be from the past, present, or even a special scheme. Some airline liveries are works of art. The complexity associated with painting around critical flight components and the added weight requires outside-the-box thinking from designers. The average airliner can cost upwards of $200,000 to repaint, creating a separate aircraft repainting industry as a result. 

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In 2019, United launched the “Her Art Here” program to celebrate women artists. The initiative invited female artists residing in the United States to design a special livery for a Boeing 757-200 aircraft. Two winning designs would be chosen and displayed on the aircraft, transforming them into flying works of art.

The competition received submissions from a variety of talented artists. The winners, Corinne Antonelli and Tsungwei Moo, were selected for their creative visions.

Antonelli, a New Jersey native, used her design to showcase the New York region’s iconic landmarks, including the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty. Moo, based in California, brought the Golden State’s vibrancy to life with her artwork. Passengers flying on these aircraft are treated to a visual journey across the United States.

“Winning the Her Art Here contest means the world to me. When I was a young girl I had many artists I looked up to and felt inspired by and now I have the opportunity to become a role model for other young girls looking to pursue a career in the arts. It feels amazing being selected as the winner from the New York and New Jersey region – I’ve lived in New Jersey my entire life and have fallen in love with the state,” Antonelli said in a press release.

United’s ‘Her Art Here’ 757 aircraft (Photo: United)

Both liveries were then applied to the Boeing 757-200s, creating a unique look that celebrated artistic expression. The program aimed to raise awareness of the significant contributions women make in the arts.

Both aircraft continue to operate in United’s fleet. The New York/New Jersey adorns N14102 while the California design is on N14106.

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    Ryan founded AirlineGeeks.com back in February 2013 and has amassed considerable experience in the aviation sector. His work has been featured in several publications and news outlets, including CNN, WJLA, CNET, and Business Insider. During his time in the industry, he's worked in roles pertaining to airport/airline operations while holding a B.S. in Air Transportation Management from Arizona State University along with an MBA. Ryan has experience in several facets of the industry from behind the yoke of a Cessna 172 to interviewing airline industry executives. Ryan works for AirlineGeeks' owner FLYING Media, spearheading coverage in the commercial aviation space.

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