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Eugene Cernan (American, 1934-2017)

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3048M
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429
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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3048M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 02, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Eugene Cernan (American, 1934-2017)
Panorama of the valley of Taurus-Littrow, Station 9, EVA 3, Apollo 17, December 1972. Numbered 'NASA AS17-146-22426,' 'NASA AS17-146-22426,' 'NASA AS17-146-22433,' 'NASA AS17-146-22439,' 'NASA AS17-146-22442,' and 'NASA AS17-146-22446' (NASA MSC) in red on the recto upper margins. Mosaic of seven vintage chromogenic prints on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, overall size 8 1/4 x 47 in. (20.8 x 119.4 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Subtle yellowing at sheet edges, crack in emulsion c.l. in margin, minor bluish discoloration along bottom edges.

N.B. Throughout their traverses, the Apollo astronauts stopped to take sequences of photographs to document the landscapes they explored. Taken by Cernan from the rim of Van Serg Crater at the last station explored on the lunar surface, Station 9, this stunning panorama offers a glimpse of what it was like to be surrounded by the otherworldly vistas of the Moon. From left to right: the South Massif (partial view), Family Mountain, Van Serg Crater (in the foreground), the North Massif, Wessex Cleft, Sculptured Hills, the East Massif, and the Lunar Rover parked in a field of boulders at Station 9.
Estimate $5,000-7,000


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 17, Cochise, Eugene Cernan, Henry, Outer space, Planetary science, Spaceflight, Van Serg

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