AS11-44-6667 (Full Moon View from Apollo 11)

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Artist Statement

On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took humankind’s first steps onto the moon. After a successful mission, and 21 hours and 36 minutes spent in what Aldrin famously described as “magnificent desolation”, the two rejoined command module pilot Michael Collins and began the journey back to earth. AS11-44-6667 was taken from Apollo 11 about 10,000 nautical miles from the moon, just after transearth insertion.

Why We Love It

Like AS11-40-5875AS11-44-6667 is a chilling, stunning, peerless image in relief against the backdrop of a black abyss. In both cases, the photograph’s breathtaking beauty is echoed by the airless atmosphere it documents. AS11-44-6667 was taken from Apollo 11 after the crew completed their mission. Having travelled some 10,000 nautical miles from the Moon on the journey back to Earth, they caught this striking portrait of our natural satellite. There’s something lonely, something longing about the Moon out there on its own, beyond reach but in view. We’ve gazed at its near side throughout all of human history as it’s danced around us in synchronous rotation, star-crossed lovers of the Milky Way. Seeing it like this is disquieting but dazzling. One is drawn into the image like the Moon’s gravitational pull draws our tides ... Read more on the blog! 

Details

+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.

Medium:

Innova FibaPrint Warm Cotton Gloss

Edition Structure:
8"x8" | edition of 10
11"x11" | edition of 250
16"x16" | edition of 50
20"x20" | edition of 10
24"x24" | edition of 5

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