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    Alan Bean Limited Edition Giclée Canvases (Two) Signed (Matching Numbers). Two items as follows:
    (1) "A Most Beautiful Moon". A 10" x 12" color canvas print on a wooden stretcher, from an original acrylic painting by Bean, signed lower right in gold: "Alan Bean 125/150". Shepard describes this work: "I began several studies a number of years ago to record my memories of seeing the moon close up. Years later I decided to rework some of the studies as color exercises. With A Most Beautiful Moon, I tried to retain some of the reflected-earth light-shadow effect while adding other earth colors. I'm spending most of my time recording an event that will never happen again in our history: humankind's first visit to another world." Excellent condition.
    (2) "Mother Earth". A 10" x 12" color canvas print on a wooden stretcher, from an original oil painting by Bean, signed at lower right in black: "Alan Bean 125/125". Shepard describes this work: "The planet Earth seemed a long way off in this scene, because it was-about a quarter of a million miles, in fact. From the Moon, the Earth appeared as a beautiful blue-and-white marble with occasional small orange areas, which were deserts. The Moon itself was a foreboding place when viewed from orbit, mostly gray with stark, angular mountains and deep, rough canyons and craters. It was as if nature had pounded it again and again with a big, big hammer. In contrast, our Earth was beautiful-all shiny and bright. It was hard to believe that everybody I had ever known-or seen on TV-and the places they lived and played were all on that little blue-and-white marble. Even today, it's still hard to believe." Excellent condition.

    Original Certificates of Authenticity from the issuing gallery are included with both prints.


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