René Burri (1933-2014) - Cape Canaveral- Spaceshuttle Colombia, 1981

René Burri (1933-2014) - Cape Canaveral- Spaceshuttle Colombia, 1981
Photogravure - Studio stamp

Condition: fine , Send with registered mail, well packed.

René Burri, who never stops crisscrossing the planet, was present in 1981 on the base of Cape Canaveral, at the very earliest hours of the first shuttle, the one that marked for him a new page in history, from the hangar facing the huge nose of the Boeing, the Columbia shuttle hanging on its back, it takes a photograph between black and white and color, between light and backlight, the men who are busy around, are black and flat silhouettes, but who are in motion and want to say much more than well-lit faces.

The Columbia shuttle was built from 1975 in California and delivered to Cape Canaveral in 1979, in order to carry out tests until it took off into space on April 12, 1981, being the very first, it served for more than twenty years until 2003, or when it returned to Earth, it disintegrated.

The choice of its name is twofold, it refers to the Columbia Rediviva, the first American ship to have sailed the globe, and to the name of the Apollo 11 command module.

"Before I fix a moment, I need to understand what's going on, what I want to express. It is the presence of the photographer that determines a good image. »René Burri

Lot details
René Burri (1933-2014)
Title of artwork
Cape Canaveral- Spaceshuttle Colombia, 1981
Studio stamp
Vintage print
Printed later
Image size
27×18 cm
Total dimensions
27×18×0 cm
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