SOKOLOV, ANDREI. "НА СПУТНИКЕ МАРСА" [ON THE SATELLITE OF MARS], CIRCA 1967
4,500 - 5,000 USD
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- "НА СПУТНИКЕ МАРСА" [On the satellite of Mars], circa 1967
Acrylic on board, 15 ½ by 24 inches, matted, glazed, and framed to 27 by 35 inches.
ILLUSTRATED: A. Sokolov & A. Leonov, Ждите нас, звёзды! [Stars, wait for us!], 1981.
A wonderful Soviet-era conceptual piece, painted just two years before the first lunar landing during the Apollo missions. Sokolov depicts two cosmonauts preparing for a rocket launch to the planet Mars, from a Cosmodrome set up on Phobos, the closer of Mars' two satellites.