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David Scott (American, b. 1932)

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
332
Sold for:
$554$450

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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 Falcon in the desolate moonscape of Hadley-Apennine, EVA 2, Apollo 15, August 1971. Numbered 'NASA AS15-84-11324' (NASA MSC) in black on the recto u.l. margin. Vintage gelatin silver print, image size 7 1/8 x 7 1/2 in. (18.0 x 18.9 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Good.

N.B. Apollo 15 took the astronaut explorers as far from their lander as any previous crew had traveled. This photograph taken by Scott with the 500mm telephoto lens shows the LM as seen from Station 6 on the flank of Mount Hadley Delta, about sixty meters above the spacecraft and five kilometers to the south, with Pluton Crater in the background and Dune Crater in the foreground. "I took a telephoto from there, and it's my favorite picture... And I got the LM in it. And with a 500mm lens you can barely see it. And the impression you get from being up there and look[ing] back is that, Boy, you're a long way from home," said Scott (quoted in Chaikin, Voices, p. 92).

Literature: Reynolds, p. 183; Chaikin, Voices, p. 93.
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

David Scott, Hadley Delta, Apollo 15, Chaikin, Dune, Hadley, Hadley–Apennine, Outer space, Planetary science, Spaceflight, Telephoto lens

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