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

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
241
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$1,476$1,200

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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)
Crescent Earthrise, Apollo 12, November 1969. Vintage chromogenic print on resin-coated Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image/sheet size 8 x 8 in. (20.3 x 20.3 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Good.

N.B. This remarkable view was photographed from the Lunar Module before it started its final descent to the lunar surface. 'I don't think any of us ever tired of looking out the window and watching the world or the Moon go by,' observed Charles Conrad. 'One of the best things that our photography has done is come close to giving people down here an idea of what the hell it looks like from up there' (Schick and Van Haaften, p. 40). The NASA negative number is AS12-47-6871.

Literature: Thomas, cover.
Estimate $600-800


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, Van Haaften, Schick Haaften, Apollo 12, Aviation, Chromogenic, Earthrise, Moon, Outer space, Pete Conrad, Photographic processes, Schick, Spaceflight, Watermark

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