Moonwalk (F. & S. II.405)

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SKU: AW_Moonwalk Category:

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Dimensions: 96.5 x 96.5cm

Year: 1987

Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board

Edition: Edition of 160

Warhol’s ‘Moonwalk’ commemorates one of man’s greatest achievements in scientific history. The image depicts Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. walking on the moon for the first time during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. The work is not a direct copy of an original photograph, but rather combines two images – one of Buzz standing next to the American flag and the other, a mirror image of a ‘selfie’ taken by Buzz using the reflective surface of Armstrong’s space suit. This highly collectible piece was one of the last that Warhol created before his death the same year. This fantastic work looks to the future, preserving Aldrin’s sentiment ‘one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’.

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