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Launch of Space Shuttle Columbia – limited edition print
12 April 1981, 7:00:10 EST, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Signature Canvas Signed & Numbered - $550.00

Signature Canvas Signed Artist's Proof - $675.00

Classic Canvas Signed & Numbered - $725.00

Classic Canvas Signed Artist's Proof - $905.00

Premier Canvas Signed & Numbered, Unstretched - $995.00

Premier Canvas Signed Artist's Proof, Unstretched - $1,250.00

Collector's Canvas Signed & Numbered, Unstretched - $2,995.00

Collector's Canvas Signed Artist's Proof, Unstretched - $3,495.00


The Premier and Collector's editions ship unstretched. Stretching option is available at an additional charge.
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Giclée Canvas Prints
Reproduction technique: Giclées are printed with the finest archival pigmented inks on canvas.
Each print is numbered and signed by the artist and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Signature Edition 27" x 18"
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 100
Signed Artist's Proof • Edition Size: 10

Classic Edition 36” x 24”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 100
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 10

Premier Edition 42” x 28”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 15
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 5

Collector's Edition 51” x 34”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 5
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 2

“The tension surrounding the launch of this space shuttle was tremendous. At launch, the five engines were fired simultaneously, creating a torrent of thrust of almost seven million pounds. First a huge cloud of smoke shot up from the launch pad, then the flames, brighter than the sun. It took a few seconds for the sound to reach us, but when it did it was absolutely overwhelming. It felt like an earthquake - the ground even trembled - and we were more than two miles away! Altogether, it was an incredible moment, one of the most exciting experiences of my life.”
- Mort Kunstler


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