Untitled work from the Lunar Transformations series

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Title Untitled work from the Lunar Transformations series
Print Number/Inventory Number 121 of 250
Creator Gittleman, Len, 1932-
Room Number 1004
Description Serigraph on paper. "In March 1962, James Webb, Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, suggested that artists be enlisted to document the historic effort to send the first human beings to the moon. John Walker, director of the National Gallery of Art, was among those who applauded the idea, urging that artists be encouraged "…not only to record the physical appearance of the strange new world which space technology is creating, but to edit, select and probe for the inner meaning and emotional impact of events which may change the destiny of our race." Working together, James Dean, a young artist employed by the NASA Public Affairs office, and Dr. H. Lester Cooke, curator of paintings at the National Gallery of Art, created a program that dispatched artists to NASA facilities with an invitation to paint whatever interested them. The result was an extraordinary collection of works of art proving, as one observer noted, "that America produced not only scientists and engineers capable of shaping the destiny of our age, but also artists worthy to keep them company." Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum in 1975, the NASA art collection remains one of the most important elements of what has become perhaps the world's finest collection of aerospace themed art. -- from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
About the Artist American artist born in 1932
About the Art From Lunar Transformations Series
Subject Art museums--Utah; University of Utah. Libraries--Art
Date 1972
Format application/pdf
Medium print, serigraph on paper
Height Framed 22.5 inches
Width, Framed 28.25 inches
Height Unframed 12.5 inches
Width Unframed 25 inches
Depth (3D Objects) n/a
Signature Location Bottom Right Corner
Library Number 174
Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/
Digitization Specifications JPEG2000 image for display, Archival tiff generated by Photoshop. Original image captured by Photoshop. Original image captured with Nikon D300s at 12.3 megapixels
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Type Image/StillImage
Identifier index.cpd
ARK ark:/87278/s6fj2hm3
Setname uum_mlpac
Date Created 2015-11-24
Date Modified 2015-11-24
ID 235084
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6fj2hm3
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