Paul Calle, ‘[ARMSTRONG SUITING UP ON MORNING OF APOLLO 11 LAUNCH], JULY 16, 1969’, Sotheby's

EX PAUL CALLE COLLECTION

Pen-and-ink on paper, 9 by 12 inches, signed lower right "Paul Calle".

From the Catalogue:
An original sketch by Calle of Neil Armstrong suiting up before the launch of the Apollo 11 mission. On July 16, 1969, Paul Calle was with the Apollo 11 astronauts as they had breakfast and prepared for their historic expedition to the moon. He was the only artist to document the activities of Armstrong, Collins, and Aldrin as they suited up for their mission. His on the spot pen-and-ink sketches stand as an artistic impression of three men destined to make history for all mankind.
—Courtesy of Sotheby's