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David Scott (American, b. 1932)

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
143
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$338$275

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

Description:

David Scott (American, b. 1932)
The Lunar Module Spider with landing gear deployed, Apollo 9, March 1969. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image size 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (19.8 x 19.8 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Fingerprints l.c.

N.B. Photographed from the Command Module, Spider is piloted by Schweickart and McDivitt. The Lunar Module, or the "ugly bug" as it was often called, was built of wafer-thin metal. A vehicle intended solely for use in space, it was so frail that its flanks would crumple if subjected to flight in Earth's lower atmosphere. Apollo 9 was the only mission where the beauty of the Earth served as a backdrop for the Lunar Module and the Command Module in flight. The NASA negative number is AS9-21-3122.
Estimate $500-700


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, Apollo 9, Apollo Lunar Module, David Scott, James McDivitt, NASA, Outer space, Spaceflight

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