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Pete Conrad (American, 1930-1999)

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
252
Sold for:
$615$500

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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)
Alan Bean transports scientific equipment on the Ocean of Storms, EVA 1, 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: Paper hinge remnants on the verso at upper corners.

N.B. Alan Bean is using a 'barbell' carry to take the Apollo Lunar Scientific Equipment Package (ALSEP) to its deployment site, the lunar-science station (also called ALSEP site). The experiments were deployed at a distance of about 425 feet from the LM which is visible with the S-band antenna behind Alan Bean. "Up there, with the suit on... You just couldn't take that big a leap. Not that you weren't physically capable of doing it as those weights, but you were going to wind up on your head or your back or your side or something," noted Pete Conrad (Chaikin, Voices, p. 72). The NASA negative number is AS12-46-6807.
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, Alan Bean, Apollo, Apollo 12, Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package, Aviation, Bean, Extravehicular activity, Ice, Lunar science, Outer space, Pete Conrad, Spaceflight

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