a very important and
impressive original and genuine oil , acrylic painting by the world
acclaimed american nasa conceptual, science fiction artist and illustrator robert t McCall . This being one of his early works titled
"READY TO LAUNCH" to help show nasa by predicting the possible future of
space travel by the human race back in 1971 with a concept for a re-usable space shuttle and it's launch pad .
This is a very large
and impressive original and genuine authenticated oil / acrylic
painting on canvas titled " READY TO LAUNCH "by robert t mccall 1971 . Robert T McCall was a famous and well known nasa artist , as well as a science fiction , conceptual space travel for mankind , star
trek motion picture and 2001 space oddysee film illustrator .
This painting was signed and dated by this famous american artist to
the lower edge of the canvas Mccall 1971 .This genuine and original oil /acrylic painting on canvas
was one of his earlier works predicting for nasa what space travel would
look like in the future and in particular what the nasa space shuttle and launch pad could look like . This particular painting has been exhibited
in the past in various space centres / museums as well as being printed
in a number of science books / space science fiction books. It then formed part of a private collection for many years of a now deceased arabian sheik . ABOUT THE ARTIST:
(December 23, 1919 – February 26, 2010) was a conceptual artist, known
particularly for his works of space art McCall was an illustrator for life
magazine in the 1960s, created promotional artwork for stanley kubrick's film 2002: space odyssey
and Richard Fleischer's production Tora Tora Tora
and worked as an artist for NASA documenting the history of the SPACE RACE. McCall was also production illustrator on STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE
The character Commander WILLIAM RIKER expressed admiration for the work of "Bob McCall" in one episode of the television series star trek the next generation
McCall's work can be found on U.S. Postage stamps NASA mission
patches, and his murals grace the walls of the National Air and Space
Museum the The National Gallery of Art, The Pentagon, Epcot, and Lyndon B
Johnson Space Centre . Robert T McCall died in 2010. Most of his works
are in museums and national government buildings relating to space .
Also Walt Disney have purchased and own the copyrights of robert t
Mccall's original star trek motion picture paintings he did as
illustrations for the movie.
This particular painting is one
of a set of 4 that have been displayed at various space exhibitions in
america and the middle east , before being owned at one time by a
wealthy nows deceased sheik . We have also had the daughter of the
artist forward to us a photographic provenance of Robert Mccall and the
sheik together at a dinner table together, being entertained by the
sheik and his large enterage .
part of an Estate sale a number of years ago that was disposing part of a
deceased sheiks items that included 4 paintings by Robert t McCall . We
ensured that we were also able to retain 4 copies of the Estate
catalogues , one to go with each of the Robert Mcall Paintings . We also
had the ownership checked with the deceased artis'ts daughter , who was
also kind enough to send us images of the sheik with the artist Robert T
McCall and other details of the paintings authenticity . The artist
also has signed this and the other paintings and on the back boards of
the paintings are various notes and addresses relating to the artists
studio and various stickers / labels of where this and other paintings
were exhibited . This painting was titled by Robert McCall " READY TO LAUNCH ". It has also been printed in a number of his and other space
related , future prediction scientific books etc.
MEASUREMENTS INCLUDING THE CHROME METAL FRAME WITH PROTECTIVE GLASS FRONT FOR THIS GENUINE AND AUTHENTICATED OIL / ACRYLIC PAINTING ON CANVAS OF NASA'S INFLUENCED PREDICTION OF WHAT THE SPACE SHUTTLE AND SPACE SHUTTLE LAUNCH PAD WOULD LOOK LIKE BY ROBERT T MCCALL 1971
MAXIMUM WIDTH INCLUDING FRAME: 135cm APPROXIMATELY ( 53 INCHES APPROX )
MAXIMUM HEIGHT INCLUDING FRAME: 83cm APPROXIMATELY ( 32.5 INCHES APPROX )
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