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Alan Bean (American, b. 1932)

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3048M
Lot:
243
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$984$800

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

Description:

Alan Bean (American, b. 1932)
Pete Conrad holding the American flag on the Ocean of Storms, EVA 1, Apollo 12, November 1969. NASA HQ caption on the verso. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image size 7 3/4 x 9 5/8 in. (19.5 x 24.3 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Good.

N.B. The crew erected the American flag after landing and collecting the contingency sample. The long shadow of the LM and the bleak lunar surface serve as a fitting backdrop (NASA SP-235). "You can see that I was holding the flag up,' pointed out Conrad. 'Because, if you look at the rest of the pictures [of the mission], it hangs straight down, because the little pin up broke" (ALSJ: https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a12/a12.eva1prelim.html). The NASA negative number is AS12-47-6897.

Literature: Hope, p. 24; Jacobs, p. 74.
Estimate $500-700


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, Alan Bean, Apollo 12, Chromogenic, Extravehicular activity, NASA, Outer space, Pete Conrad, Spaceflight, United States

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