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First Men: Edwin Buzz Aldrin - Astronaut By Alan Bean

By Alan Bean

First Men - Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin - Astronaut by Alan Bean

Alan Bean's "First Men: Edwin E. 'Buzz' Aldrin," the companion work to "First Men: Neil A. Armstrong," is now available. Armstrong's iconic photo of Aldrin is arguably the most recognized picture ever taken, but beyond some grainy television images and a great shot of his foot, there are no really good photographs of Neil Armstrong on the Moon.

Bean conceived this set, "First Men," to remedy that. He chose the moment on July 20, 1969 when Armstrong took Aldrin's picture as the setting. Aficionados have long recognized that Neil can actually be seen as a reflection in Buzz's helmet. A series of calculations from that enabled Bean to replicate Armstrong's positioning exactly when he created "First Men: Neil A. Armstrong."

Bean's "First Men: Edwin E. 'Buzz' Aldrin" is so much more than a photograph.

The tools Alan Bean used to explore the Moon now help him to put the Moon's stamp on each painting he creates. Exact replicas of his Moon boots are used to make footprints across the painting's surface, reminiscent of the Apollo boot prints remaining on the Moon today. Streaks etched on the painting's surface are from the same geology hammer he used on the Apollo 12 mission. Finally, a sharp edged bit from one of the core tubes is used to make the circular indentations in the surface. All are captured in stunning detail in each edition.

If you already have the first canvas or paper edition of "First Men: Neil Armstrong," you can now complete your set with "First Men: Edwin E. 'Buzz' Aldrin." Remember, there were only 75 Armstrong canvases and the same number of 75 Aldrin canvases has been created. If you can't make a matching pair of the canvases, you can still do so with the Giclee paper editions. Most importantly, each edition is a historic document signed by the artist, Apollo 12 astronaut Captain Alan Bean. They are a wonderful set and a unique record of that exciting time in history.

"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."

First Men - Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin - Astronaut by Alan Bean was released in June of 2011. The Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Print has a 23-1/4 x 17-1/2 Image Size for sale priced at $500. The Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Giclee Canvas has a Larger 30 x 40 Image Size for sale priced at $2,200. VERY LOW INVENTORY! The artist is an astronaut, Captain Alan Bean was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, the fourth man to walk on the moon and commander of Skylab 2. "I am fortunate enough to have seen sights no other artist ever has" Bean says. A great painting of a one of the most famous astronauts of all time of the moon. Astronauts in art prints and paintings painted by Astronaut Alan Bean.

Types Dimensions Edition Size Price Cart
Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Print 23-1/4 x 17-1/2 Image Size 200 $500.00

Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Artist Proof Print 23-1/4 x 17-1/2 Image Size Artist Proof $550.00

Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Giclee Canvas Artist Proof 30 x 40 Image Size Artist Proof $2,200.00

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