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Neil Armstrong (American, 1930-2012)

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
215
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:

Neil Armstrong (American, 1930-2012)
Two views of Buzz Aldrin at the lunar-science station (Early Apollo Surface Experiments Package site) on the Sea of Tranquility, Apollo 11, July 1969. The first stamped "AS11 5949" (NASA MSC) on the verso. Vintage chromogenic prints on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image sizes to 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (24.0 x 18.9 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Crease and possible repair at l.r. corner of vertical sheet.

N.B. Each Apollo mission deployed a lunar-science station near the landing site. Apollo 11's was called the Early Apollo Surface Experiments Package (EASEP) site and deployed 15 meters south of the LM Eagle. The first wide-angle photograph shows Aldrin between the seismometer and the Laser Ranging Retroreflector with the LM, the American flag, and the TV camera that recorded the EVA in the background. The second photograph is a close-up of Aldrin with the seismometer. The reflection of the photographer Neil Armstrong and also Aldrin's face can be seen in his gold-plated visor. The NASA negative numbers are AS11-40-5949 and AS11-40-5951.

Literature: Jacobs, p. 59 (second image).
Estimate $600-800


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, Aldrin, American people of German descent, Apollo 11, Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package, Apollo program, Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Civil awards and decorations of the United States, Exploration of the Moon, Neil Armstrong, Outer space, Spaceflight

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