Lot #2678
Ed Hengeveld (2) Original Paintings for Apollo 11 Graphic Novel

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Estimate: $300+

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Description

Highly displayable pair of original paintings by space artist Ed Hengeveld for his unfinished graphic novel about the historic Apollo 11 mission, both accomplished in mixed media on 11.75 x 15.75 sheets of artist paper. The first sheet consists of the four-panel title page for the graphic novel, "Apollo 11," which shows images of a Saturn rocket under the moon, the prime crew dining with Deke Slayton, an up-close image of Neil Armstrong, and Armstrong's boot stepping off a lunar module foot; the upper portion reads: "It is 4:30 a.m. on July 16, 1969. On Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida stands a mighty Saturn-5 rocket, waiting in the pre-dawn darkness. Several miles away, in the manned spacecraft operations building (MSOB), three men are up early to make final preparations for a historic journey: a trip to the moon." The second sheet, issued as page No. 6, shows another four panels that comprise the dramatic launch of Apollo 11, with text reading: "A camera with a wide-angle lens on the launch tower captures the first few moments…as Apollo-11 begins its historic flight." In overall very fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space & Aviation
  • Dates: October 11 - October 17