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Richard Gordon (American, b. 1929)

Auction:
3048M
Lot:
69
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$615$500

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

Description:

Richard Gordon (American, b. 1929)
The Sun illuminating the Earth at a record-high altitude of 850 miles, Gemini 11, September 1966. Identified as "NW Coast of Australia" on a label affixed to the recto lower margin, stamped "G-107 669" on the verso. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image size 8 1/4 x 7 5/8 in. (20.9 x 19.2 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Possible color shifting.

N.B. Once docked with the Agena vehicle, the astronauts used its propulsion system to increase the apogee of their orbit to 850 miles (1,370 kilometers), the highest Earth orbit ever reached by a manned spacecraft. To the tracking station at Carnavon, Australia, Conrad later exclaimed, "I've got India in the left window, Borneo under our noses, you're in the right window, and the world is round!" The NASA negative number is S-66-54706.

Literature: Mason, pp. 118-19.
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.

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Kodak, Richard Gordon, Carnavon, Australia, India

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