DescriptionAlan Bean Signed Limited Edition "That's How It Felt to Walk on the Moon" Print, #356/850, in Framed Display. A signed and numbered 19.5" x 27.5" lithograph issued in 1988, based on his 1986 painting. Signed in pencil at lower left. Double matted and framed to an overall 29.5" x 37.5". Gallery documentation included. Excellent.
Bean's comments about this image: "'How did it feel to walk on the Moon?' That is the single question I've been asked most often since November 19, 1969. I've said, 'It's the feeling of excitement a person experiences only when their life's vision becomes a reality.' Or, 'It's the feeling one has when years of dedication and training finally make their most cherished dream come true.' Often I'll remember, 'I felt a long, long way - 239,000 miles at least - from most of the people and places I love.' I might also add, 'It seemed unreal...impossible...but my space gear, and the familiar voices from Earth told me otherwise.' From time to time, I would look down and say to myself, 'This is the Moon,' and then I would look up at a small, beautiful, bright, blue-and-white sphere hanging in the mysterious, luminous black sky and say to myself, 'that is the Earth.' I've tried a lot of words over the years, but I don't think I've ever completely expressed my feelings about that incredible experience."
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