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Astronaut Alan Bean autographs, NASA astronaut autographs, Apollo astronaut autographs, original art, giclees

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Astronaut Alan Bean autographs, NASA astronaut autographs, Apollo astronaut autographs, original art, giclees, limited editions

NOVASPACE is the world's largest source for prints by Artist/Astronaut/Moonwalker Alan Bean. As such we are able to offer low edition numbers, fast service, personalizations and artist's proofs to our customers. We are also Alan's exclusive gallery for originals, sketches and studies.


Available Alan Bean Limited Edition Prints

Painting Completed July 2006,   18 5/16 x 24 inches
Canvas Giclee Only            $685.00
Canvas Giclee Framed          $859.00
Artist Proof                  $857.00
Artist Proof - Framed         $1031.00
The Source of Intelligent Life
"Jim Irwin was assigned as my back-up for Apollo 12.
He knew his job extremely well. I knew that if anything
happened to me at the last minute, Jim would do an
excellent job on our mission and fit right in with Pete
Conrad and Dick Gordon.
Canvas Giclee Only            $275.00
Canvas Giclee Framed          $355.00
Artist Proof                  $344.00
Artist Proof - Framed         $424.00
My Brother, Jim Irwin
Artist Proofs Available
"Looking up at the Earth, I moved into my spacecraft's
shadow to get a better view of our planet without
squinting. Reaching up, I balance the Earth between my
gloved thumb and forefinger. Our world, the whole Earth
was safely cradled in my fingertips. At first, it may
seem I've painted my right finger incorrectly, not
pointing at the Earth. Not so. I have purposely painted
it a little lower and to the right of the Earth due to
the effect of the parallax. How small our Earth is in the
infinite universe."--ALAN BEAN
Canvas Giclee Only            $395.00
Canvas Giclee Framed          $530.00
Artist Proof                  $494.00
Artist Proof - Framed         $629.00
Our World at My Fingertips
Artist Proofs Available
Apollo 17's Jack Schmitt takes a moment to let the
significance of his lunar exploration sink in. He knows
this spot hasn't changed much over the last three billion
years. Now there are signs of visitors from another
place: footprints, part of a spaceship, an abandoned car,
a flag. Jack contemplates how these traces will remain
just as they are for at least the next three billion
years or so.
Canvas Giclee Only            $395.00
Canvas Giclee Framed          $530.00
Artist Proof                  $494.00
Artist Proof - Framed         $629.00
Savoring the Moment
Artist Proofs Available
Apollo astronaut and artist, Alan Bean, fourth man to walk
on the moon, had a full career at NASA. When he retired
in 1981 he knew that if any credible artistic impressions
were to remain of the start of the space program for
future generations, he needed to start painting them.
"My decision to resign from NASA was based on the
fact that I am fortunate enough to have seen sights no
other artist ever has," Bean said, "and I hope
to communicate these experiences through art."
Limited Edition Print Only    $295.00
Limited Edition Framed        $645.00
Artist Proof                  $369.00
Artist Proof - Framed         $719.00
Home Sweet Home
Artist Proofs Available
Apollo 15's Dave Scott and Jim Irwin landed in the Hadley
Rille Apennine mountain area of the Moon on July 30,
1971. They had a new and improved lunar module that
allowed them to carry a lunar roving vehicle. They also
wore the latest design in space suits and backpacks which
allowed them to stay outside for longer periods. With
these changes, they would dramatically increase the range
of their surface explorations.
Canvas Giclee Only            $395.00
Canvas Giclee Framed          $520.00
Artist Proof                  $494.00
Artist Proof - Framed         $619.00
We Came in Peace
for All Mankind
Artist Proofs Available
Alan Bean's First Men: Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin is
the companion work to the previously-released First Men:
Neil A. Armstrong. Armstrong's iconic photo of Aldrin is
arguably the most recognized picture ever taken, and this
painting is so much more than a photograph. The tools
Alan Bean used to explore the Moon now help him to put
the Moon's stamp on each painting he creates. Exact
replicas of his Moon boots are used to make footprints
across the painting's surface, reminiscent of the Apollo
boot prints remaining on the Moon today. Streaks etched
on the painting's surface are from the same geology
hammer he used on the Apollo 12 mission. Finally, a sharp
edged bit from one of the core tubes is used to make the
circular indentations in the surface. All are captured in
stunning detail in each edition.
Canvas Giclee Only            $995.00
Canvas Giclee Framed          $1220.00
Artist Proof                  $1244.00
Artist Proof - Framed         $1469.00
First Men: Buzz Aldrin
(canvas)
Artist Proofs Available
Alan Bean's First Men: Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin is
the companion work to the previously-released First Men:
Neil A. Armstrong. Armstrong's iconic photo of Aldrin is
arguably the most recognized picture ever taken, and this
painting is so much more than a photograph. The tools
Alan Bean used to explore the Moon now help him to put
the Moon's stamp on each painting he creates. Exact
replicas of his Moon boots are used to make footprints
across the painting's surface, reminiscent of the Apollo
boot prints remaining on the Moon today. Streaks etched
on the painting's surface are from the same geology
hammer he used on the Apollo 12 mission. Finally, a sharp
edged bit from one of the core tubes is used to make the
circular indentations in the surface. All are captured in
stunning detail in each edition.
Limited Edition Print Only    $295.00
Limited Edition Framed        $595.00
Artist Proof                  $369.00
Artist Proof - Framed         $669.00
First Men: Buzz Aldrin
(paper)
Artist Proofs Available
The work of artist Alan Bean conveys the sense of space
travel not only through subject and color but also
texture. The tools that once helped him explore the moon,
now help him put the moon's stamp on many of his
paintings. Prior to painting the image, Bean covers the
painting's surface with a texturizing material. He then
uses exact replicas of his Moon boots to make footprints
across this surface that are just like all the Apollo
boot prints remaining on the moon today. Next he uses the
same geology hammer he worked with on the Apollo 12
mission to dig into the painting's surface. Finally, a
sharp edged bit from one of the core tubes is used to
make round indentations in the surface.
Limited Edition Print Only    $295.00
Limited Edition Framed        $595.00
First Men: Neil Armstrong
(paper)
"Well, here we are, seeing our first Earthrise ever!
It is hard to believe Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon and I are
235,189 miles from home.  We had lifted off from launch
complex 39, Pad A, Cape Kennedy, Florida in the middle of
a violent thunderstorm, just three and one half days ago
and there are at least two very excellent reasons why it
does not seem possible we have come this far, this fast.
Canvas Giclee Only            $345.00
Canvas Giclee Framed          $470.00
Artist Proof                  $432.00
Artist Proof - Framed         $557.00
Way Way Up High
Over Pad 39A
Artist Proofs Available
This is the newest release from Alan Bean and Greenwich
Workshop.Originally painted in 1984, it was the show
poster for Alan's debut show at Meredith Long Gallery in
Houston.
Giclee Only                   $275.00
Giclee Framed                 $575.00
Artist Proof                  $344.00
Artist Proof - Framed         $644.00
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Artist Proofs Available
"I painted myself almost flying over the surface of
the moon," says artist Alan Bean. "Running on
the moon isn't like running on earth, mostly because the
pull of gravity is only one-sixth of what we feel down
here. I was light on my feet, much as I expected. When I
pushed off with one foot, there was a long pause before I
landed on the other foot, like running in slow motion. I
could feel my leg muscles completely relax as I glided
along to the next stop. I seemed to float just above the
surface.
Giclee Only                   $295.00
Giclee Framed                 $595.00
Artist Proof                  $369.00
Artist Proof - Framed         $669.00
Fast Times on the
Ocean of Storms
Artist Proofs Available
"The Moon was a stark and otherworldly
place―gray soil, gray rocks and black sky as far as
you can see," explains Alan Bean on Apollo
Moonscape. "When I first began painting the Moon, I
painted it exactly as I remembered it as an astronaut,
much the way it looks in the photographs. But a literal
record of this black-and-white world doesn't communicate
what it felt like to be and work there. To the
astronaut-engineer-scientist in me, the paintings looked
correct. But they didn't completely satisfy the explorer
artist in me, the part that loves color and impressionist
paintings.
Limited Edition Print Only    $245.00
Limited Edition Framed        $545.00
Artist Proof                  $306.00
Artist Proof - Framed         $606.00
Apollo Moonscape:
An Explorer's Vision
Artist Proofs Available
"Falcon is on the plain at Hadley," reported the
excited Apollo 15 Commander David R. Scott on  July 30,
1971. Dave and lunar module pilot Jim Irwin were on the
surface of the moon at a site rich with scientific
potential.
Giclee Only                   $275.00
Giclee Framed                 $525.00
Ceremony on the
Plain at Hadley
"Apollo 16 Commander John Young is putting the lunar
rover through a full test," says artist Alan Bean
about Lunar Grand Prix. "This was the second Apollo
mission with the rover onboard and the goal was to allow
Young to evaluate the performance of the Rover in the
light gravity on the dusty, cratered and rocky surface of
the Moon."
Canvas Giclee Only            $495.00
Canvas Giclee Framed          $595.00
Artist Proof - Framed         $719.00
Lunar Grand Prix
Artist Proofs Available
Apollo 16, launched on April 16, 1972, was the fifth
mission to land on the moon the first to land in a
highlands area. Commander John Young and Lunar Module
Pilot Charles Duke spent almost three days on the moon
and brought back 94.7 kg of lunar samples.
Canvas Giclee Only            $265.00
Some Tools of Our Trade
"Over the years since I changed my profession from
NASA astronaut to space artist, I have created several
paintings of the Earth. I enjoyed doing so because it
brought back vivid memories of the always amazing sight
of our unique blue and white planet floating in the
shiney blackness of space.
Giclee Only                   $265.00
Giclee Framed                 $335.00
A Jewel in the Heavens
"When I was a boy, I dreamed of flying airplanes. I
built model airplanes of balsa wood and paper and glue.
Some were powered with thin rubber bands and others with
small, noisy gasoline engines. By the time I was in high
school, model airplanes of all shapes and sizes were
hanging by thin wires from the ceiling of my room.
Airplanes were the last things I would see before falling
asleep at night. I dreamed of flying higher than the
highest cloud and faster than the fastest wind.
Canvas Giclee Only            $395.00
Canvas Giclee Framed          $485.00
Artist Proof                  $494.00
Artist Proof - Framed         $584.00
Beyond a Young Boy's Dream
Artist Proofs Available
" When my book, 'Apollo, An Eyewitness Account', was
published in October of 1998, I felt an overall sense of
satisfaction. I was, in fact, preserving some of my
special memories of the Apollo program. This was the
reason I resigned from NASA to become an artist.
Giclee Only                   $345.00
Giclee Framed                 $420.00
A New Frontier
"You feel this way when you're finally on the Moon!
It's the culmination of all you've studied and worked for
since you were a little kid. You didn't know it then, but
all the little things you were absorbing from parents,
friends, and teachers formed the foundation for the
dreams you would master later on.
Limited Edition Print Only    $295.00
Limited Edition Framed        $545.00
Artist Proof                  $369.00
Artist Proof - Framed         $619.00
John Young Leaps Into History
Artist Proofs Available
"An American Success Story shows Astronaut John Young
in April of 1972 as he stood proudly on the moon,"
says artist Alan Bean, "but for a while, it didn't
look like he and Charlie Duke would even land. Orbiting
the moon in their lunar module preparing for descent, a
call came reporting an oscillation in the backup steering
system. They knew that this might force them to return to
earth as soon as possible. If the systems failed, the
Apollo 16 and her crew would orbit the moon forever.
Giclee Only                   $650.00
Giclee Framed                 $750.00
American Success Story
This special 22" wide x 16 1/2" high paper giclee
edition is set to 244 signed and numbered to commemorate
the number of Apollo 12's mission hours: 244.  Alan's
print editions often sell out before the release date
(lately, less than a day after announcement.)  (Note: The
canvas edition is sold out.)
Giclee Only                   $295.00
Giclee Framed                 $580.00
Is Anyone Out There?
FEELIN' FINE is one of the artist's favorite works. It is a
 Giclee on stretched canvas, in a small edition of only
250. It is NOT textured, but sure looks like it! People
always want to touch it.
Giclee Only                   $650.00
Giclee Framed                 $750.00
Feelin' Fine
In 2009 the world celebrated the 40th Anniversary of man's
first walk on the moon. Apollo Astronaut Alan Bean was
the subject of a one-man show at the Smithsonian's
National Air and Space Museum featuring forty of Bean's
original drawings and paintings from July 16, 2009 until
January 13, 2010.
Giclee Only                   $675.00
Giclee Framed                 $795.00
Distant Celebration
Hello Universe is a different artistic direction for Alan
Bean. A riot of color and texture, this is a large
inspirational piece that conveys the joy of exploration.
Bean's impressionistic roots are evident in dabs and
slashes of color, all merging to chart another classic
self-portrait of the emotion of the artist-explorer.
Co-signed by Edgar Mitchell and Gene Cernan.
Limited Edition Print Only    $345.00
Limited Edition Framed        $695.00
Hello Universe
"I have painted Pete Conrad and myself 239,000 miles
from Earth during the Apollo XII mission standing on the
Ocean of Storms, looking homeward. Pete and I had come a
long way together. He is the best astronaut I have ever
known. As we looked up, the sky was a deep, shiny black.
As I touched Pete's shoulder, I thought 'Can all the
people that we know or have seen or have heard of be up
on that tiny blue marble?' It was a wondrous moment".
Limited Edition Print Only    $275.00
Limited Edition Framed        $529.00
Heavenly Reflections
This 1993 print expressed Bean's longtime desire for
command module pilot Dick Gordon to somehow enjoy the fun
on the Moon with himself and Pete Conrad. Here Bean
playfully adorns Gordon's helmet with bunny ears, while
Gordon wonders, "How did I get here?"
Limited Edition Print Only    $385.00
Limited Edition Framed        $644.00
The Fantasy
One of our favorites, because of the movement and tone
expressed. Apollo 17's Gene Cernan hands back a sample
bag to geologist Jack Schmitt while rushing to check out
a new discovery. Co-signed by moonwalkers Cernan and
Schmitt.
Limited Edition Print Only    $495.00
Limited Edition Framed        $779.00
Right Stuff Field Geologists
A fund-raiser signed by 24 pioneer astronauts from Mercury
through Apollo-Soyuz at the Astronaut Hall of Fame in
1997. Four are deceased now. Opportunity for adding
others like John Young and Gene Cernan possible. Amazing
medium-looks like the original!
Limited Edition Print Only    $2200.00
Limited Edition Framed        $2350.00
Reaching for the Stars
 Lunar Module Eagle has just made the first lunar liftoff.
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are ascending from
Tranquility Base to transfer themselves and their
treasure of moon rocks to the command module and head for
home.
Giclee Only                   $495.00
Giclee Framed                 $595.00
The Eagle is Headed Home


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45 years and a quarter of a million miles ago, mankind
first stepped foot on another world. This July, Earth
will celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Neil Armstrong's
first step on the moon, Apollo's most celebrated moment.
We, the United States of America, had won a very real
race to show which country could first land men on the
Moon and return them safely to Earth. This amazing
achievement demonstrated the collective will and
capability of over 400,000 American men and women doing
their jobs with care and precision.
The First Human Footprint
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Mankind has planted only six flags on the surface of moon
and all of them are the stars and stripes. On December
14, 1972, Apollo XVII Commander Eugene Cernan became the
last human being to stand on the lunar surface. Cernan,
our flag, and mother Earth, a distant 240,000 miles away,
sum up the accomplishments of the Apollo program in Alan
Bean's "The Last Man on the Moon."
The Last Man on the Moon
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This is one of Alan Bean's self-portraits from his Apollo
12 mission.
One Lucky Guy
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Alan has painted Apollo 15 astronaut Dave Scott at
"the pinnacle of his astronaut career,"
surrounded by spectacular mountains at Hadley-Apennine.
Apollo 15 was the start of serious lunar exploration,
with astronauts trained in geology, a lunar rover,
rechargeable backpacks, and a scenic, geologically rich
area to explore. Scott was reminded of the philosopher
Plutarch, who said "The mind is not a vessel to be
filled, but a fire to be lighted."
A Fire to Be Lighted
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 "Too Beautiful to Have Happened By Accident",
Alan Bean's very first print. We haven't seen one of
these in years, though we sold most of them, they sold
out over 15 years ago. They don't even come up for resale
very often. This was published in the early 1980s by
Meredith Long Gallery in Houston. The idea comes from
Gene Cernan's remark.
Too Beautiful to Have
Happened by Accident
SOLD
An Alan Bean print without an astronaut in the picture! In
this quiet view, Apollo 8 circles the moon on Christmas,
1968 on it's journey back to Earth. This is signed by the
artist, it was a short edition, and sold out.
Homeward Bound
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"The Apollo 17 crew, Gene Cernan, Ron Evans and Jack
Schmitt, are busy configuring their spacecraft for
transearth injection, a burn that will rocket them out of
lunar orbit and on a trajectory safely back to Planet
Earth. If they had the time to look out the window, they
might see what we see, the stark lifeless beauty of the
Crater Leuschner, bathed in a beautiful blue tinted
reflected earthlight, with the magnificent blue and white
Earth appearing to slip behind the lunar horizon for the
last time. But they don't, their focus is inside.
A Window on the
end of an Era
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"Apollo 17 Astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt are
doing some "low-tech" body work on their
high-tech Lunar Rover. During their first moonwalk Gene
accidentally hooked the hammer he carried in his right
leg pocket onto the Rover's right rear fender extension,
knocking it off. He fixed it temporarily by taping it on
with duct tape. Unfortunately, somewhere on their lunar
drive the tape gave way and the fender extension fell off
and was lost for good.
Fender Lovin' Care
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This was Alan's first print published by the Greenwich
Workshop. Capturing a moment of precision teamwork, Bean
recalls securing core samples, a two-man operation
between moonmate Pete Conrad and himself. Bean remarked
"We were like a dance team". This was one of
Bean's first works as a professional, and one of the few
paintings he keeps hanging on his studio wall.
Helping Hands
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"As I looked out the small triangular window of the
lunar module, I could see the sharply curved horizon. We
were indeed orbiting a body much smaller than the earth.
As I looked, the earth, some 239,000 miles away, appeared
to rapidly rise. Australia was just coming into view. It
was breathtaking. After returning to earth, I needed to
paint my experience. But what would be a suitable title?
I thought of my favorite painting by Winslow Homer,
depicting three fishermen in a small boat. In the
distance was a faint full moon just being touched by the
earth's horizon. Homer's title was Kissing the Moon.
Seeing our shiny blue and white planet rise above the
moon is a wonderful memory I think of often now." --
Alan Bean, from the book Apollo: An Eyewitness Account
Kissing the Earth
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Another ground-breaking print from the Greenwich Workshop.
Done in cooperation with MCA/Universal Pictures, the
print is co-signed by the surviving crew of Apollo 13,
James Lovell and Fred Haise, and by double Oscar winner
Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise,
Director Ron Howard and of course, Artist Alan Bean.
Houston, We Have a Problem
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The space program truly represents what is great with
America. When I was an astronaut I felt each day that I
had accepted a responsibility to do the right thing
professionally in everything that I did. I was not alone
in this as I saw this "right stuff" code
everywhere. It was a good feeling to know that all those
around me were dedicated to making our nation's space
exploration effort as good as it could possibly be. This
red, white and blue feeling and theme carried over into
everything we did.
Red, White and Blue
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"The planet Earth seemed a long way off in this
scene," says Alan Bean, "because it was--about
a quarter of a million miles, in fact. From the Moon, the
Earth appeared as a beautiful blue-and-white marble with
occasional small orange areas, which were deserts."
Mother Earth
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 ...To Walk on the Moon"One of Alan's early prints
done by The Greenwich Workshop in the mid 80s, this sold
out in 1998.
That's How it Felt to
Walk on the Moon
SOLD
Item 1248 not found.
A 40th anniversary special edition. Although one of his
first paintings as a professional artist (1983) this work
has outstanding detail, realism and dramatic lighting.
Inside the Moon lander are two of the nation's finest,
Neil Armstrong, who cheated death twice while at NASA
with his uncommon cool, and Buzz Aldrin, the Korean war
hero who could work out complex, critical rendezvous
coordinates in his head if the computer went out.
Armstrong, Aldrin
and an American Eagle
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 	"Jim Irwin, Colonel, United States Air Force, had a
brilliant but challenging career. His is a story of
difficult challenges met, and with hard work and
perseverance, overcome. After battling illness and severe
injuries for ten years, Jim Irwin found himself standing
on the Moon.
Jim Irwin
Indomitable Astronaut
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STRAIGHTENING OUR STRIPES #4 was the 30th Apollo
Anniversary (1999) print from Alan Bean. In this 1985
painting, Alan once again paints two of his favorite
subjects: Our American flag and Neil Armstrong, the first
human on the moon. There is only one recently found still
picture of Neil on the moon, and that one has Armstrong's
back to the camera, stowing equipment. Our loss, but
Bean's gain: He is free to paint Neil Armstrong without
encumbrance. Here Armstrong deploys the first American
flag on the moon, straightening the Stars and Stripes
that have been tightly stowed for a quarter million miles.
Straightening our Stripes #4/550
SOLD
This is a private release from Alan Bean and Greenwich
Workshop. It was a private edition, done for the Manx
Postal Authority, on the Isle of Man, UK.
Pete and Me
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"After a good night's rest and donning our space
suits, Pete Conrad and I checked all systems in the lunar
module. Precise burns with our descent engine followed.
The final maneuver was a powered descent from our orbital
speed of 6,000 miles an hour to zero at touchdown on the
Ocean of Storms. All critical systems had worked as
predicted. We were on the Moon.
Lunar Hi-Five
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Signed Alan Bean Books


This is a lavishly illustrated, insightful, and highly
readable presentation of the Apollo missions. Design is
aimed at the Middle School age group. Grades 5-8. Ages
9-13, Information appeals to ALL ages.
Book - Signed                 $149.00
Mission Control: This is Apollo
This is Alan's second coffee-table art book, published by
Smithsonian Books. 107 paintings. As the first artist on
another world, Bean gladly accepts the unique
responsibility to capture colorful moments of man's
greatest adventure.
Painting Apollo
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Alan Bean Posters


Published in conjunction with "In the Beginning"
the now-famous 20-autograph print, Just the Beginning is
a fictional shot of Neil Armstrong on the Moon with the
flag as the backdrop. (Only one dark photo of Neil
Armstrong was ever taken on the moon-- and only a few
fuzzy video frames.) This image is also a huge mural at
Space Center Houston.
Poster Signed                 $165.00
Poster Unsigned               $39.00
Just the Beginning