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    Leonov paints Gagarin's Vostok 1

    Alexei Leonov and Andrei Sokolov Original 1986 Painting "Yuri Gagarin's Epic Space Flight". A beautifully-detailed 12.75" x 14.75" oil painting on 16" x 18" illustration board depicting Vostok 1 above the earth during its landmark April 12, 1961, orbital mission with Yuri Gagarin aboard. Signed on the paper mat at lower right in Cyrillic by Leonov and Sokolov. Painted for use in a Unicover/ Fleetwood series of philatelic covers. A great opportunity to own an original painting by these artists whose works are exhibited and published worldwide. Very fine. From the family collection of the late Tom McFadden.

    Alexei Leonov, of course, was the first man to walk in space during the Voskhod 2 mission in March 1965. Later, in July 1975, he commanded the Soyuz 19 mission that docked with the Apollo spacecraft. Since then, he has become a skilled artist specializing in space art. He often collaborated with Andrei Sokolov (1931-2007) who is considered the dean of Russian science fiction artists.


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    May, 2017
    19th Friday
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