Because universal positive stories are rare, the David Guiraud Gallery pays tribute to NASA’s space epic and exhibit the photographs that were taken during the Gemini and Apollo missions. It’s during the Apollo 11 flight, which celebrates this year its fiftieth birthday, that the man first laid his foot on the moon.
In 1962, US President John F. Kennedy delivered a speech launching the space program in the United States. From the first unsuccessful attempts, through the missions Lunar Orbiter, Gemini, Apollo and the famous Apollo 11 in 1969, all the major stages of the conquest of space and the Moon are represented in the exhibition. It will also be remembered that before the image taken by the ATS-3 satellite in 1967, no human had seen the Earth, round, blue and suspended in infinite space.
A collector’s item
The photographs of the space conquest, are one of the only specialties of the art market still accessible to all amateurs wishing to access a piece of dream and history.
It is still possible to collect period prints made by NASA, as long as you make the distinction between the photographic print and the lithography and between the old print and the modern print. The variety of events is the ransom of success for the various missions, first tool of American propaganda around the world before being the center of interest and fascination of those who like to look at the sky.
A singular exhibition
The gallery has been collecting Nasa prints for several years by selecting quality prints with the watermark “A Kodak Paper”.
With nearly 70 vintage prints, this is a small retrospective that will be distinguished by the presence of historical and iconic images of the conquest of space but especially by the presence of a significant number of prints in large formats (28 x 35 and 40 x 50 cm), which are particularly rare and sought after.
Thanks to the research conducted by the gallery, a path is now open to better understand the production of NASA prints. To make these results public, the gallery publishes a catalog that reproduces the entire exhibition and serves as a guide to determine the origin and time of the prints.
The catalog will be available at the gallery.
Tuesday – Saturday – 2pm to 7 pm
Opening, Thursday 18th April 2019 at 6pm
Galerie David Guiraud
5, rue du Perche 75003 Paris France
April 19, 2019 to June 21, 2019