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    Depicts Neil Armstrong's first step on the moon

    Alan Bean Signed Limited Edition "A Giant Leap" Giclée Canvas, #88/175, in Framed Display. A 12" x 15" color canvas print on a wooden stretcher, from an original acrylic painting by Bean, signed lower right in gold: "Alan Bean 88/175". The original was painted to honor the twenty-fifth anniversary and this print was released to honor the fortieth anniversary of Armstrong's first step on the moon. Just a few months after Armstrong's historic footprint, Bean himself climbed down the ladder of his lunar lander to become the fourth moonwalker. This print sold out within hours when issued by Greenwich Workshops in 2009. Not easily found on the aftermarket. Framed by Novaspace to an overall 12.5" x 15.5". Includes original Greenwich Workshop COA. Light wear to frame, excellent.

    Bean describes his work: "In this painting, I show Neil shifting his weight from his right foot, which is resting on the lunar module landing pad, to his left on the Moon. This would be considered the first human footprint on the Moon. '...one small step for man...' He would then shift his weight back to his right foot, still on the landing pad, lift his left foot and make some technical observations about the historic footprint. As the centuries unfold, there will be first steps on Mars and other celestial bodies. They will be much farther away than our Moon, but none will ever be a more giant leap for humankind than the one made by Neil Armstrong and all the people who helped him make that leap on July 20, 1969."


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