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Gagarin screen print – #printmaking

The image below is the third image that is for sale at the ‘Offset’ Exhibition at West Buckland School in North Devon, this is also for sale at £175.00.

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Català: Insígnia del Vostok 1. English: The mi...
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The political and ideological polarity of Russia and the USA during the cold war (retrospectively) makes an interesting starting point for a new project. Apparently there are rumors that the early days of the Russian space program were not only motivated by military and scientific advancement but a search for a new world to populate – to put citizens of the Russian Republic on once they had realized their ambitions of ensuring immortality. There was no God in Russia (officially) and the USA put their trust in God, both were chasing the same dreams, immortality and history. Gagarin achieved both by  becoming a God (hero) in his own country and the rest of the world – all gods die young.

As an 11 year old I watched the first moon landing in 1969. I was mad about everything to do with space travel, I would read anything that was about rockets, cosmonauts and astronauts. Later in my life I shook the hand of a man who shook the hand of my all time hero Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, that was for me like touching history, if only secondhand (excuse the pun).

Whatever Happened to the Space Age

£403.56

Original painting by Peter Bright.

Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.

Size: 400mm x 400mm

Nancy Spungen – painting

Whatever Happened to the Space Age?

Whatever Happened to the Space Age

£57.17

Original painting by Peter Bright.Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.Size: 500mm x 400mmBuy here…
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As an 11 year old I watched the first moon landing in 1969. I was mad about everything to do with space travel, I would read anything that was about rockets, cosmonauts and astronauts. Later in my life I shook the hand of a man who shook the hand of my all time hero Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, that was for me like touching history, if only secondhand (excuse the pun).
Yuri Gagarin saying hello to the press during ...
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I was rummaging through old boxes of stuff and found the newspaper cutting of an astronaut on the moon – yellowed and faded – it still makes my heart flutter. I wish I’d been to the moon.Nancy Spungen left home at age 17 and moved to New York City. She worked as a stripper around Times Square (and allegedly at a brothel as well). She followed bands such as Aerosmith, The New York Dolls and The Ramones. In 1977, she moved to London and met The Sex Pistols. When lead singer Johnny Rotten did not show interest in her, she pursued bassist Sid Vicious and they soon moved in together.