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    Signed by the Apollo 12 crew

    Alan Bean Signed Limited Edition "Kissing the Earth" Print, also Signed by Fellow Apollo 12 Crewmembers Charles Conrad and Richard Gordon, #AP48/100. A 27" x 21.5" color lithograph issued in 1998 from an original 1994 acrylic painting by Bean. It is signed by the Apollo 12 crew beneath the image: "Charles Conrad Jr", "Alan Bean", and "Richard Gordon". The caption reads: "Pete Conrad and I were completing our descent and landing check lists. If all went well we would be on the Ocean of Storms in less than an hour. As I glanced out of the forward window of lunar module Intrepid-the earth, some 239,000 miles away-appeared to rise rapidly. Australia was just coming into view. It was a breathtaking sight." Bean explains the title: "After returning to Earth, I had to paint my experience. But what would be a suitable title? I thought of a favorite painting by Winslow Homer, an American artist of the late 1800's depicting 3 fishermen in a small boat. In the distance was a faint full Moon just being touched by the Earth's horizon. Homer's title: 'Kissing the Moon.'" Excellent condition, as-issued in original folio.

    Included with this lot is a Certificate of Authenticity from Greenwich Workshop, the issuing gallery.


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