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Pete Conrad (American, 1930-1999)

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
245
Sold for:
$461$375

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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)
The Sun illuminates the American flag on the lunar surface, EVA 1, Apollo 12, November 1969. Numbered 'NASA AS12-46-6738' (NASA MSC) in red on the recto u.l. margin. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image size 7 1/4 x 7 in. (18.3 x 17.5 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Good.

N.B. The S-band antenna is in the sun glare. According to author Jeffrey Kluger, 'The 12 men who walked on the moon had to reckon with a problem no photographers in history ever had before: how to manage sunlight that streams straight to the camera with no intervening atmosphere to soften and color it' (http://time.com/unseen-apollo/).
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, Jeffrey Kluger, Pete Conrad, Apollo 12, Chromogenic, Economy of the United States, Extravehicular activity, NASA, Outer space, Photographic processes, Spaceflight

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