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William Anders (American, b. 1933)

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
136
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$1,722$1,400

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

Description:

William Anders (American, b. 1933)
First photograph taken by man of the whole Moon in a perspective not visible from Earth, Apollo 8, December 1968. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image size 7 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. (19.2 x 24.0 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Good.

N.B. As the crew began the homeward journey, Anders photographed the whole Moon from above its eastern limb in a perspective not visible by terrestrial observers: familiar frontside features such as the Sea of Tranquillity, Fertility, Crises, and Nectar are easily identified. Features near the East Limb as viewed from Earth, such as the Southern Sea, Smyth's Sea, Border Sea, and the Crater Humboldt, can be viewed without extreme foreshortening. Lunar farside features occupy most of the left half of the picture. The NASA negative number is AS8-14-2506.

Literature: Schick and Van Haaften, p. 96.
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, William Anders, Van Haaften, Schick Haaften, Apollo 8, Chromogenic, Economy of the United States, Moon, Perspective, Photography, Visual arts

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