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Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-26-2008 01:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
FirstMoonStep.com is taking pre-orders now for a limited edition print of artist Paul Calle's pencil drawing of Buzz Aldrin's bootprint.

According to the website, the "life-size" 17 by 22 inch Giclées are limited to a run of 250 artist-signed prints priced at $125 each.

Calle, an original member of NASA's Art Program, was present when the Apollo 11 astronauts suited for launch, and later commemorated their mission by creating the art for the "First Man on the Moon" U.S. stamp.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-26-2008 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In addition to Paul Calle's "First Step", I learned today from Chris Calle that there are also available several limited edition Giclée prints of his father's Apollo 11 "Suiting Up" sketches that were drawn as Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins donned there spacesuits for launch on the morning of July 16, 1969.

All are signed by Paul Calle, and those that depict Mike Collins are also signed by the command module pilot.

Paul and Chris Calle will be guests at SpaceFest in San Diego this February, where they will discuss the NASA Art Program and designing space stamps.

DChudwin
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posted 01-06-2009 08:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received today three of Paul Calle's prints I ordered and they are spectacular.

They are large, well printed and on thick stock. The "First Step" print is especially striking.

I highly recommend these top-quality prints to space art collectors.

ilbasso
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posted 01-08-2009 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got mine today...now, where to put it? Beautiful!!

DChudwin
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posted 06-14-2009 01:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I took the First Step giclee to SpaceFest in San Diego and had it signed in pencil in the margins by Aldrin (A11), Bean (A12), Mitchell (A14), Scott (A15), Duke (A16) and Cernan (A17). It's the prize piece of my space art collection.

alanh_7
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posted 06-14-2009 03:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Eventually I want to get "First Step", but my first goal is to get two or three of the "Suiting Up" series of prints. While they are not 'finished' works I think they capture the feeling and excitement of the pre-launch process in a way that photography never could. I really like lines and flow of the drawings. While done quickly they are testament to Mr. Calle's skills as an artist. My long term goal is to obtain the entire series. Great works all of them.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-28-2009 09:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bill Hartel, who is behind the offer of the "First Step" giclees, is offering a free print to anyone who donates $200 to Bill Anders' Heritage Flight Museum.

He is also donating $25 to the museum for every print purchased during the month of September.

For details, contact Bill Hartel at: whartel@firstmoonstep.com

tegwilym
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posted 08-28-2009 04:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If anyone is in Seattle tomorrow, Paul Calle will be there signing his book.

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