Sotheby's: Space Exploration

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Artsy presents Sotheby’s: Space Exploration, timed to coincide with the 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing on July 20th. The sale features a wide variety of material suited for both new and seasoned collectors, ranging from photography and artwork, to flown mission artefacts and more. In advance of the auction, browse lots and place max bids before live bidding begins on July 20th at 11:00am EDT for lots 1-78. Bidding will continue at 2:00pm EDT for lots 79-173.

When the sale opens, all pre-registered Artsy users can participate and watch the bidding unfold in real time. Registration for the live auction will close on July 19th at 11:00am EDT.

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LUNAR PHOTOGRAPH, EXECUTED CA. 1855
LUNAR PHOTOGRAPH EXECUTED AT THE MELBOURNE OBSERVATORY, 1 SEPTEMBER 1873
LUNAR PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN AT THE OBSERVATORIO ASTRONÓMICO NACIONAL, MEXICO, 2 FEBRUARY 1887
SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE MOON, 15 SEPTEMBER 1919
3 PHOTOGRAPHS OF NEBULAE TAKEN FROM THE MT. WILSON OBSERVATORY IN PASADENA, CA. 1917-1919
MAN'S FIRST LOOK AT THE EARTH FROM THE MOON, 23 AUGUST 1966
"THE PICTURE OF THE CENTURY" - OBLIQUE VIEW INTO THE HEART OF CRATER COPERNICUS, 24 NOVEMBER 1966
EARTH FROM SPACE, 17 AUGUST 1967
FARSIDE OF THE MOON WITH MARE MOSCOVIENSE, 13 AUGUST 1967
CRATER ARISTARCHUS, 18 AUGUST 1967
HARBINGER MOUNTAINS, 15 AUGUST 1967
LANDING SITE III, PART II, 17 AUGUST 1967
OVERSIZE VIEW OF THE CRATER ARISTARCHUS, 18 AUGUST 1967
OVERSIZE VIEW OF THE RIMAE PARRY LEADING INTO FRA MAURO CRATER, 15 AUGUST 1967
OVERSIZE VIEW OF THE RIMA TOBIAS MAYER, AND A LOW DOME, 17 AUGUST 1967
OVERSIZE VIEW OF SCHRÖTER'S VALLEY, 18 AUGUST 1967
THE EQUATORIAL BELT OF MARS WITH OLYMPUS MONS VISIBLE, NOVEMBER 14, 1971-OCTOBER 27, 1972
HAND MOSAIC OF MARS, CA. 1979
HAND MOSAIC OF MARS, CA. 1979
HAND MOSAIC OF MARS, CA. 1979
HAND MOSAIC OF MARS, CA. 1979
HAND MOSAIC OF MARS, CA. 1979
HAND MOSAIC OF MARS, CA. 1979
URANUS TWO HOURS BEFORE ENCOUNTER ON FEBRUARY 1, 1984 (LAUNCH FROM EARTH JANUARY 29, 1979)...."
"STONE ARCHITECTURE ON MARS, DEMONSTRATING MARS' TWO-THIRDS LESS GRAVITY THAN EARTH'S."
"THE MOON AS IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN". STUDY FOR "LUNAR LANDSCAPE", CA 1957, A 40 BY 10 FOOT MURAL COMMISSIONED FOR THE BOSTON SCIENCE MUSEUM'S HAYDEN PLANETARIUM, WHICH WAS UNVEILED ON MARCH 28, 1957
ALTERNATE VERSION OF BONESTELL'S POPULAR "EXPLORING COPERNICUS", CA. 1967, WITH COSMONAUTS IN RED SPACESUITS RATHER THAN GREEN & BLUE
UNTITLED, BUT AFTER FRED FREEMAN'S ILLUSTRATION PUBLISHED IN COLLIER'S MAGAZINE IN 1952. PUBLISHED IN: DOLEZAL, UNTERNEHMEN MARS. VIENNA: BUDESVERLAG, 1955
[NASA MISSION TO MARS] UNTITLED EARLY DEPICTION BY AN UNIDENTIFIED ARTIST OF A NASA MISSION TO MARS, CA. 1960
UNTITLED, [SPACECRAFT PASSING OVER ASTEROID], 1981
Lunar Globe
Three Planetary Globes
CUSTOM COMMAND/SERVICE MODULE (CSM) MODEL
NORTHRUP HL-10 MODEL
X-30 NATIONAL AEROSPACE PLANE MODEL
LOCKHEED MARTIN X-33 SUBORBITAL SPACEPLANE MODEL
DELTA 29-10 ROCKET MODEL
APOLLO COMMAND MODULE REACTION-CONTROL SYSTEM PROPELLANT TANK
SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER COMPUTER PROCESSOR
ISAYEV ROCKET ENGINE
WIND TUNNEL TEST MODEL
FULL SCALE CUSTOM SPUTNIK-1 MODEL
TWO PAINTINGS OF THE SATELLITE SPUTNIK, "СПУТНИК ЛЕТИТ!" ["SPUTNIK FLIES!"], "ПЕРВЫИ В МИРЕ" ["THE FIRST EVER"], RUSSIA, CA. 1958
"RECORDS FILE ON THE FIRST FLIGHT BY THE USSR CITIZEN COSMONAUT YURI ALEXEYEVICH GAGARIN MADE ON APRIL 12, 1961 ON SPACESHIP-SPUTNIK 'VOSTOK.'” MOSCOW: UNION OF THE SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS, THE USSR CENTRAL AERO CLUB, 1961
VOSTOK 1 (VOSTOK 3KA-3) SPACECRAFT MODEL
LUNA 9 AUTOMATIC LUNAR STATION SPACECRAFT MODEL
Two books
"УТРО ЛУНОХДА-1" [MORNING OF LUNOKHOD-1], CA. 1970
THE RESCUE OF SALYUT 7
SOYUZ TM-6/TM-5 SPACECRAFT MODEL