ALAN BEAN PAINTING APOLLO FIRST ARTIST ON ANOTHER WORLD COLLECTOR BOOK WITH CANVAS NOTES: In the summer of 2010, the world celebrated the 40th Anniversary of mans 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 was the subject of a one-man show at the Smithsonians National Air and Space Museum featuring forty of Beans 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 published Painting Apollo: First Artist on Another World, to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The Greenwich Workshop produced this very limited Collectors Edition diptych and signed, slipcased book. Artist Alan Beans diptych portrays Apollo 11s 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.
COLLECTOR'S EDITION includes: A Distant Celebration Diptych Greenwich Workshop Fine Art GiclTe Canvases: (above left:) Rendering Honors 13 x 16 initialed by artist (above right:) Planting Our Colors 13 x 16 s/n
Plus the slipcased book Painting Apollo: First Artist on Another World with contributors including renown art critic Donald Kuspit and NASA Flight Director Eugene Kranz. Trim size: 11 x 10, 224 pgs, 107 paintings. with a specially-designed tip-in sheet signed by the artist.