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Walter Cunningham (American, b. 1932)

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
111
Sold for:
$400$325

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

Description:

Walter Cunningham (American, b. 1932) Hurricane Gladys, Gulf of Mexico, seen from space, Apollo 7, October 1968. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image size 7 5/8 x 9 1/4 in. (19.2 x 23.3 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Good.

N.B. 'It's very difficult to do good photography from space... You have only 45 minutes of daylight, and the first and last portions are not all that useful for color matching,' said Cunningham. Because the spacecraft is drifting, 'you're waiting there for the middle of a 45-minute period with one of the windows pointed close to the vertical instead of being pointed out into space' (Schick and Van Haaften, p. 84). The NASA negative number is AS7-7-1877.

Literature: Schick and Van Haaften, p. 90; Light, plate 16; Newhall, p. 133; Jacobs, p. 25; Reynolds, pp. 76-77.
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, Walter Cunningham, Van Haaften, Schick Haaften, Chromogenic, Economy of the United States, Photographic processes, Schick, Trent Van Haaften

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