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    Alan Bean Signed Limited Edition, #532/1500 "Reaching for the Stars" Textured Canvas Color Print Signed with Twenty-five Astronaut Signatures Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, Certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty with Photo Certificate. A 27" x 34" color canvas on a wooden stretcher. These were produced from an original acrylic by space artist and moonwalker Alan Bean in 1997 and signed by the astronauts attending an induction ceremony and reunion at the Astronaut Hall of Fame in Titusville, Florida, in October 1997. The black ink signatures included on this amazing piece include: "Alan Shepard", "John Glenn", "Scott Carpenter", "Gordon Cooper" (representing Mercury), "Jim McDivitt", "Wally Schirra", "Richard Gordon", "James Lovell' (representing Gemini), "Walt Cunningham", "Rusty Schweickart", "Buzz Aldrin", "Charles Conrad Jr", "Alan Bean", "James Lovell", "Fred Haise", "Edgar Mitchell", "Al Worden", "Charlie Duke" (representing Apollo), "Paul Weitz", "Owen Garriott", "Jack Lousma", "Jerry Carr", "Ed Gibson", "Bill Pogue" (representing Skylab), and "Tom Stafford" (representing Apollo-Soyuz). There are certainly potential opportunities to obtain additional signatures at shows or private signings. The Certificate of Authenticity from Greenwich Workshop, the issuing gallery, is printed on the verso. Excellent. This lot will include an encapsulated CAG Photo Certificate with a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.

    Alan Bean describes this painting in his book Apollo: An Eyewitness Account: "In one sense this is a painting of a universal astronaut, symbolizing everyone who flew in Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and Apollo-Soyuz. It also represents those who fly on space shuttles and will fly on a space station and on future missions only dreamed about at this time. The astronaut is an emissary of us all, soaring away from our planet earth... But in a broader view [Reaching for the Stars symbolizes] all of us who possess a dedicated and adventurous spirit no matter what our interests or age."

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
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