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

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
239
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$1,968$1,600

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

Description:

Pete Conrad (American, 1930-1999) or Alan Bean (American, b. 1932)
The lunar horizon illuminated by low sunlight, Apollo 12, November 1969. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with "A Kodak Paper" watermark on the verso, image size 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (24.6 x 19.5 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Good.

N.B. A low sun gives an auburn hue to the lunar surface and throws physical features into sharp relief in this dramatic photograph taken from the LM Intrepid while it was still docked with the CSM Yankee Clipper prior to landing. Near the horizon is the crater Copernicus, measuring 56 miles from rim to rim. In the foreground is Reinhold with Reinhold B behind (Thomas, p. 227). 'Boy, oh boy, Houston. Do we have a fantastic view of Copernicus,' marveled Charles Conrad (Apollo 12 air-to-ground transmission). The NASA negative number is AS12-47-6876.

Literature: Thomas, p. 226; Mason, p. 180.
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, Charles Conrad, Alan Bean, Houston, Apollo 12, Aviation, Copernicus, Extravehicular activity, Outer space, Pete Conrad, Reinhold, Spaceflight

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