84
84
[Alan Shepard] — Bob Peak
"SKETCH OF ALAN SHEPARD FOR THE FLIGHT OF FREEDOM 7," 1986  
Estimate
2,0003,000
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84
[Alan Shepard] — Bob Peak
"SKETCH OF ALAN SHEPARD FOR THE FLIGHT OF FREEDOM 7," 1986  
Estimate
2,0003,000
JUMP TO LOT

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[Alan Shepard] — Bob Peak
"SKETCH OF ALAN SHEPARD FOR THE FLIGHT OF FREEDOM 7," 1986  
Charcoal and chalk on paper, 35 by 29 ½ inches (sight), signed "R. Peak 86" lower right, matted and framed to 41 ½ by 35 ½ inches. 
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Catalogue Note

A STRIKING PORTRAIT OF THE FIRST AMERICAN TO TRAVEL INTO SPACE, ALAN SHEPARD, BY AMERICAN ILLUSTRATOR BOB PEAK.

Shepard was selected as one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts in 1959, and would go on to undertake the first manned Project Mercury flight in May of 1961. His spacecraft, which he named Freedom 7, entered space just three weeks after the Soviet Union had put Yuri Gagarin in space, making Shepard the second person — and the first American — to travel into space. 

Peak was predominately known for his contributions to modern movie poster design — Apocalypse Now (1979) and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) are among his most famous. 

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