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William Anders (American, b. 1933)

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
127
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$2,829$2,300

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

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William Anders (American, b. 1933)
First Earthrise seen by human eyes, second color photograph, Apollo 8, December 1968. KSC caption numbered 'AS8-14-2384' on the verso. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image size 7 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. (19.2 x 24.0 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Slight yellowing of sheet, small loss in the margin l.l.

N.B. While the first Earthrise photograph was selected by picture editors around the world, this second image is very rare. 'That was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen...,' exclaimed Anders. 'The Earthrise. Totally unanticipated. Because we were trained to go to the Moon... We were trained to get there. So, getting there was the big event... It wasn't going to the Moon and looking back at the Earth. I never even thought about that!... In lunar orbit, it occurred to me that, here we are, all the way up there at the Moon, and we're studying this thing, and it's really the Earth as seen from the Moon that's the most interesting aspect of this flight' (Chaikin, Voices, p. 45).
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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, Apollo 8, Apollo program, Color photography, Earthrise, Economy of the United States, Environment, Outer space, Spaceflight, William Anders

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