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Neil Armstrong (American, 1930-2012)

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
232
Sold for:
$9,840$8,000

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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)
Buzz Aldrin with the photographer and the Lunar Module reflected in his gold-plated visor, Apollo 11, July 1969. Numbered 'AS11-40-5903' in a U.S. Army caption on the verso. Large-format vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image/sheet size 13 1/2 x 10 5/8 in. (34.1 x 26.8 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Good.

N.B. A "Man on the Moon," the legendary image: "What you remember of the lunar surface is more having looked at the picture over and over again, and looked and studied it. I remember more about what the Moon's about because of the photographs we took that I look back on, that give me a better recollection of it than is up there (points to his head),' recalled Aldrin (quoted in Chaikin, Voices, p. 178).

Literature: Chaikin, Space, p. 95; Thomas, frontispiece; Jacobs, p. 62; Reynolds, p. 145.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Print surface is in good condition. Possible subtle color shifting. Yellow discoloration on the verso (from dry mounting or similar process?). No additional issues to report.


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.

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