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    Original Paul Calle drawing from the Apollo 11 suitup

    Neil Armstrong: Paul Calle Original Signed and Dated Pen and Ink Sketch Drawn on the Morning of the Apollo 11 Launch While with the Crew in the Suiting-Up Room, Directly from Calle's Collection. An incredibly rare and desirable original 9" x 12" ink sketch of Neil Armstrong wearing his "Snoopy" cap and holding his helmet. Paul Calle was one of eight artists chosen by NASA in 1962 to document the U.S. space program but he was the only artist present with the Apollo 11 crew during the early morning hours of July 16, 1969 as they had breakfast and prepared for the Mission to the Moon. His pen and ink sketches made that morning stand as a unique historic record of the suiting up of Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. He made several sketches of Armstrong that morning including the one used for the iconic limited edition print sold to benefit the Charles Lindbergh Memorial Fund. It is indeed a rare opportunity to own one of these original pieces of art. Signed in ink at lower right: "Paul Calle July 16, 1969". Would be a perfect companion piece to your Calle / Armstrong Print. Excellent.

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    May, 2019
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
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