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Many of Mort’s early illustrations were created for popular men’s magazines of the 1950s and 1960s – such as Argosy, For Men Only, Male, Men, Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, Stag and True – as well as advertisements, book covers, model kit boxes and movie posters. These images are now available as limited edition giclées.



Touchdown of Space Shuttle Columbia - limited edition print
14 April 1981, 10:20:53 PST, Edwards AFB, California


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Signature Canvas Signed & Numbered - $515.00

Signature Canvas Signed Artist's Proof - $645.00

Classic Canvas Signed & Numbered - $715.00

Classic Canvas Signed Artist's Proof - $895.00

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



 


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LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

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 17" x 23"
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 100
Signed Artist's Proof • Edition Size: 10

Classic Edition 23” x 31”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 50
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 10

Premier Edition 29” x 39”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 15
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 5

Collector's Edition 36” x 49”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 5
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 2


About this Painting
The original painting was unveiled in 1981 at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts' An American Adventure exhibit. Other museum exhibits followed, and from 2014 through 2016 it was part of the traveling exhibit Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure curated by the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Mort Künstler's Comments
It seems that people who witness their first shuttle launch have one of two reactions: either they look aghast and say ‘Oh my God!’ or they cry. At the touchdown, everyone cheered. We had to wait for four hours in the desert heat of Edwards Air Force Base, but hearing astronauts Bob Crippen and John Young describe what it was like ‘up there’ made it all worthwhile.


The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts opened a major retrospective exhibit of Künstler’s art in November 2014, including many of his Men’s Adventure art. Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure, had over 80 pieces from early childhood through his most recent works. This traveling exhibit went to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Virginia, the Citadelle Art Foundation in Canadian, Texas, and the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, New York.


 

 
All illustrations by Mort Künstler. Text by Michael Aubrecht, Dee Brown, Henry Steele Commager, Rod Gragg, Mort Künstler, Edward Lengel, James McPherson, and James I. Robertson, Jr. - Copyright © 2001-2016. All Rights Reserved. No part of the contents of this web site may be reproduced or utilized in any form by any means without written consent of the artist.