Prince Jurgen Von Anhalt (1942-2008) attracted worldwide attention for being the first and only person in the world to create Jet Art. Von Anhalt believed in using the tools of technology. Rather than painting with a brush, dripping paint or splashing a canvas, he painted with a 20th century paint brush-the jet airplane. Jurgen's paintbrushes were 25 million dollar jets and his art studios were airports in Europe and America. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At1Y2oNHO_k
Von Anhalt's technique involved directing paint into a force several times greater than hurricane winds whereby the heat from the jet engine would weld and blend the paint onto reinforced canvases. Wendy M. Blazier, Senior Curator of The Boca Raton Museum of Art said that "the physicality of the gesture, the force, the impact and the immediacy of the color as it splashes across the canvas surface is visually exhilarating." The jet blast then created the most unusual texture and structure, the art of a visionary's sense of color, texture and balance.
Jurgen appeared on major networks including CBS, NBC, ABC, BBC and most recently The Discovery Channel. In addition, he was featured in several magazines and major newspapers such as France's Nice-Matin, Le Figaro, Forbes, and Germany's Focus Pro-Sieben Online. His awards span more than two decades.