1965 BORMAN & LOVELL astronaut painting apollo gemini frank james mcm vtg nasa For Sale
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1965 BORMAN & LOVELL astronaut painting apollo gemini frank james mcm vtg nasa:
George Mathis (1909-1977)
December 4, 1965. Gemini VIIwith Frank Borman & James Lovell. Their maiden flight, detach, turn-around & station-keep. A historic maneuver and likely the first timethese 'first men to the moon' appear in Space. "CLOSE LOOK", a pre-painted concept or painted LIVE for next-day media distribution (Aerojet's original 1965 press release included). Oil on plywood and signed "A TINKER", Mathis' humorous pseudonym. Large& impressive at about 4ftby 3ft.
$4,500,000.00 US ($4.5mil.)
Of"Houston, we've had a problem" and mission to the moon fame, Borman & Lovell are immortal: first to leave this planet and first to reach the moon. And now (with the discovery of this painting) itwould appear that it wasGeorge Mathis who wasfirst to capture their first appearance in Space.
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