The following text is from the Greenwich Workshop, June 2009:
This summer the world will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of man’s first walk on the moon and your Greenwich Workshop Authorized Dealer has a room full of historic open and limited edition fine art at their fingertips for your gift giving and home or office display. Greenwich Workshop Artist and Apollo Astronaut Alan Bean will be the subject of a one-man show at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum featuring forty of Bean’s original drawings and paintings from July 16, 2009 until January 13, 2010. Some of these Apollo inspired paintings are available in Fine Art Limited Editions, many with historic counter-signers in addition to Astronaut and Artist Alan Bean. In July 2009, Smithsonian Books will publish Painting Apollo: First Artist on Another World, to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The Greenwich Workshop will produce this very limited Collectors Edition diptych and signed, slipcased book. Artist Alan Bean’s diptych portrays Apollo 11’s Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as they erect and salute the American flag on the surface of the Moon. It is a moment that will live in history forever, and in the collective memories of the millions of people who saw it live on television. There was so much to celebrate! We, the United States of America, had won a very real race to show which country could land men on the Moon and return them safely to Earth. This amazing achievement demonstrated the collective will and capability of over 400,000 American men and women doing their jobs with care and precision.
Message from Alan Bean: I have painted Pete Conrad and myself 239,000 miles from Earth during the Apollo XII mission, standing on the Ocean of Storms, looking homeward. Pete and I had come a long way together. He is the best astronaut I have ever known. As we looked up, the sky was a deep shiny black. As I touched Pete's shoulder I thought, can all the people we know or have seen or heard about actually be up on that tiny blue and white marble? It was a wondrous moment. - AB
This Collector's Edition Includes: - A Distant Celebration Diptych Rendering Honors, giclee canvas, 16x13 initialed by artist Planting Our Colors, giclee canvas, 16x13 s/n - Slipcased book, Painting Apollo: First Artist on Another World contributors include renown art critic Donald Kuspit & NASA Flight Director Eugene Kranz. Trim size: 11x10, 224 pgs., 107 paintings with a specially designed tip in sheet signed by the artist
Alan Bean - Painting Apollo - First Artist on Another World
Product Code: BEABO3
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