Beepless New Year as of Long Ago by Gustave Baumann

Beepless New Year as of Long Ago by Gustave Baumann

Beepless New Year as of Long Ago

Gustave Baumann

Title

Beepless New Year as of Long Ago

 
Artist
Year
1957  
Technique
woodcut printed metalic blue ink 
Image Size
14 1/8 x 3 5/8" image 
Signature
unsigned 
Edition Size
unknown 
Annotations
"Bleepless New Year as of Long Ago/ Gustave + Jane Baumann/ Santa Fe, N.Mex." 
Reference
ill. p. 99 in Gustave Baumann and Friends Artist Cards from Holidays Past 
Paper
heavy, oatmeal wove 
State
state before adobe house was added to the orbit of Sputnik 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
AB4147 
Price
$275.00 
Description
Baumann responded to a global event with his 1957 holiday card. The Russian satellite Sputnik, the first artifical earth satellite, was launched October 4, 1957. Sputnik orbited the earth every 96.2 minutes and sent out radio pulses that were monitored by scientists and amateur radio operators. These signals were sent for twenty-two days until the batteries died on October 26, 1957.