A whimsical rendering of Tom Stafford's spacesuit suspended on a hanger by Ron Woods, the overseer of Flight Crew Equipment Preparation at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In his capacity as a Spacesuit Technician, Woods dressed Buzz Aldrin for the Apollo 11 mission, and Jim Lovell before Apollo 8. A graduate of the University of Houston with a degree in Fine Arts, Ron has been painting for many years with a specialty in space hardware.
Not examined out of frame. Oil on board, 18 by 22 inches, signed "R. Woods 08" lower right, matted and framed to 25 3/4 by 30 inches. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.