Christmas morning 1968Alan Bean Signed Limited Edition "Homeward Bound" Print, also Signed by Apollo 8 Astronauts Frank Borman and James Lovell, #397/550. A 20.5" x 23.25" color lithograph issued in 1998 from an original 1994 acrylic painting by Bean, signed by the artist "Alan Bean 397/550" at the lower right corner and also signed by "Frank Borman" and "James Lovell" in the lower margin. The text beneath the title describes the scene: "On Christmas morning of 1968, Astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, the crew of Apollo VIII - the first humans to break the bond of earth's gravity and venture to another world - have accomplished their tenth lunar orbit. With the burn of their service module engine completed on the back side of the moon, these men and their spacecraft are homeward bound." Excellent condition, as-issued in original folio.
Included with this lot is a Certificate of Authenticity from Greenwich Workshop, the issuing gallery for the print, and separate Certificates of Authenticity from Novaspace for the Borman and Lovell signatures.
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