Alan Bean - First Men:  Neil A. Armstrong

I guess every astronaut wanted to be the first man on the Moon. I know I did. And if we couldn't be the first, we at least wanted to be one of the first. Apollo 11’s crew got the opportunity to make the first attempt. Neil, Buzz and Mike flew a perfect flight and went into the history books; but all 400,000 Americans that helped make Apollo a success are in that history, too.

I think this painting is exactly how Astronaut Neil Armstrong looked as he took the now-iconic photo of his lunar companion, Buzz Aldrin. It is the image we would see in Buzz’s gold visor in my painting First Men¯Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin¯if we could look close enough. - AB


Alan Bean - First Men: Neil A. Armstrong

Release Year: 2011
Size: 28 x 20.5
Form: limited edition giclée on paper
Edition Size: 200 numbered and hand signed by the artist
Artist Proofs: artist proof
Custom Framing: available upon request

Product Code: BEAFI4
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