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Richard Gordon (American, b. 1929), Pete Conrad (American, 1930-1999), or Alan Bean (American, b. 1932)

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
238
Sold for:
$1,845$1,500

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3048M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 02, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Richard Gordon (American, b. 1929), Pete Conrad (American, 1930-1999), or Alan Bean (American, b. 1932)
Lunar sunset from orbit, Apollo 12, November 1969. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with "A Kodak Paper" watermark on the verso, image size 7 7/8 x 7 1/8 in. (19.8 x 18.0 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Good.

N.B. This photograph was taken over crater Gambart at the terminator (the boundary between day and night on the Moon). "If you look down at the Moon, it doesn't look that rugged until you get over near where the terminator is,' observed Alan Bean. 'It's only when it gets in these long shadows, and the shadows start making these jagged lines, that you can see how rugged the Moon is. When you're like, at noon, hell, everything just looks like flat craters" (Chaikin, Voices, p. 39). The NASA negative number is AS12-50-7437.
Estimate $400-600


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Kodak, Richard Gordon, Pete Conrad, Alan Bean, Apollo 12, Chaikin, Chromogenic, English-language films, Fiction, Film, Films using computer-generated imagery, Gambart, Photographic processes, Terminator

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