Lot 487: Gene Cernan

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-11-30 14:51:46

Lot 487: Two items: a limited edition color glossy 14.5 x 18 photo of Harrison Schmitt next to the American flag taken by Cernan, entitled 'America's Challenge,' numbered AP [artist's proof] 1/5, signed in the lower border in black felt tip; and a TLS about the photograph, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, no date but circa 1986, in part: "The original photograph which gave birth to this print was taken in a far away place on the moon called 'The Valley of Taurus-Littrow.' It is one of many, perhaps thousands, taken during our voyage to the moon on Apollo XVII—but remains one of my all-time favorites." Galaxy Incorporated released a limited edition of this image, reproducing this exact letter on the official certificate that accompanied each of the 500 prints. Photo is double-matted to an overall size of 20.5 x 24. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by an additional transmittal letter from Cernan's assistant to Keith Mountain, president of Galaxy Inc., requesting that Cernan's address be removed "prior to reproduction." RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466 Wednesday, 9th December 2015 Estimate: $600-800
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