VERY RARE, HAND-SIGNED Space Art by Robert McCall, an XL Beefy T-SHIRT DEPICTING THE 1st MOON LANDING IS BEING AUCTIONED HERE TONIGHT. There are NO more available
NOTE: A 2nd SIGNED McCall T-SHIRT DEPICTING THE SHUTTLE LANDING WILL ALSO BE BE AUCTIONED TONIGHT
While McCall’s skill and imagination captured the essence of America’s exploration accomplishments, the real imagery from NASA’s ongoing missions has also generated a positive response by space enthusiasts worlwide. No artist’s brush could hope to capture the stunning beauty and detail of these images that NASA has shared with the public. This Shirt is unique and a one-of-a-kind memorial.
From NASA: " Robert McCall, Painting our Place in Space:"
Renowned artist Robert McCall, a long-time space-scene painter, passed away on Feb. 26, 2010. He was 90. McCall created art work that inspired generations and has been seen the world over in NASA mission patches, NASA artist concepts for programs and in murals at NASA centers and museums across the country. Additionally, McCall painted movie posters for the 1968 science fiction film, "2001: A Space Odyssey" and so much more.
This new T-Shirt was purchased from his gallery and kindly autographed by Robert. It depicts "The First Moonwalk" and it's bold presentation underscores the "One Step for Man" statement by Neil Armstrong upon the moon landing and our first stepping stone to the stars. Ad Astra, Robert, Ad Astra...
It is a size XL"Beefy T" T-Shirt and never worn. It has remained in the bag as depicted in the photo above and removed once only to photograph it's features..
A free set of the 8 1981 McCall's Space Achievements stamps will be included courtesy of Astrobilia and my VT friend: Whit's Covers (EBAY: "whitscovers") for your enjoyment and to memorialize Robert's legacy of sharing the beauty and wonders of Space for us all. It is depicted as the last photo of the series.
Robert - you are indeed a loss to the community of space enthusiasts and collectors of fine art. http://www.space.com/7983-famed-space-artist-robert-mccall-90-dies.html
As I am retired now at 75 and the frau wants my "goodies" closet back for her shoes and other paraphenalia unique to her gender, this and much of my Space collectibles are on the proverbial "block" under orders from said " war department ":-).