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Andy Warhol Moonwalk 405 screenprint in frame, with Revolver Gallery watermark.
Andy Warhol Moonwalk 405 canvas laying on a table. Stock photo with Revolver Gallery watermark.
Andy Warhol's signature on the front of Moonwalk 405, stock photo with Revolver watermark.
Andy Warhol Moonwalk blue and pink 405
Original photograph of Buzz Aldrin standing on the moon.
Chris Murray presenting Buzz Aldrin with one of Andy Warhol's Moonwalk screen prints.

Moonwalk 405

Catalog Title: Moonwalk, Blue and Pink (FS II.405)
Year: 1987
Size: 38" x 38"
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
Edition: 160, 31 AP, 5 PP, 5 EP, signed and numbered in pencil lower right.

Moonwalk 405 is a depiction of astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. taken on his walk on the moon for the first time in 1969 during the Apollo 11 mission. Edwin was accompanied by astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the Moon. Warhol’s Moonwalk is a portfolio of only two prints. While the other print uses more subtle shades of yellow, this print illustrates the astronaut in a hot pink suit. The US flag beside him also consists of the bright pink with blue and white. The vibrant pink emphasizes the astronaut and flag against the cool blue hues of the moon.

Moonwalk 405 by Andy Warhol as Part of His Larger Body of Work

Warhol was known for capturing portraits of the most famed faces across the globe from Hollywood movie stars to the leaders of foreign countries. However, Warhol focuses on the glamor of this moment of 1969 rather than depicting a large portrait of Buzz Aldrin’s face. He noticed the significance of such a historic event, thus, produced this unique portfolio, Moonwalk, to remind people of America’s abilities and progress. The set evokes ideas of the victory of the United States during the space race and the technological advancement of the 1960s.

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