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First Flag by Alan Bean

First Flag by Alan Bean (Apollo XI)
First Flag by Alan Bean (Apollo XI)
First Flag by Alan Bean (Apollo XI)
First Flag by Alan Bean (Apollo XI)
First Flag by Alan Bean (Apollo XI)
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This Fine Art Textured Canvas is a portrait of the flag that Astronaut Neil Armstrong planted on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission, the first time man walked on the moon. The first flag hangs, muc...  >Read More
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Close up of some of the 3-D texturing faithfully reproduced from the original painting by Alan Bean.
Prints are signed by the artist and numbered

  • 200 Fine Art Textured Canvases....$595

  • 24" x 16"
  • Three-dimensional texture!
  • Comes stretched on wooden stretcher bars, ready to mount and display.
  • This Fine Art Textured Canvas is a portrait of the flag that Astronaut Neil Armstrong planted on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission, the first time man walked on the moon. The first flag hangs, much like a curtain, from a small extendable metal rod that Armstrong rotated up and locked in place at the top of the flagstaff. During the flight to the moon, the flag was stored folded-up, accordion-style, and attached to the flagstaff and curtain rod. During the first moonwalk, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin attempted to extend the rod and flag to its full length but without complete success. The creases in the shortened flag are still visible in the painting.

    A Fine Art Textured Canvas looks nearly identical to the original painting and reproduces Alan Beanís carefully built three-dimensional canvas. Prior to painting this image, Bean covered the surface with a texturing material. He then used exact replicas of his Moon boots to make footprints across this surface to replicate the Apollo boot prints remaining on the moon today. Next, he used the Apollo 12 geology hammer, which he worked with on the Apollo 12 mission, to dig into the paintingís surface. Finally, a sharp-edged bit from one of the core tubes was used to make round indentations in the surface. All of this texture comes to amazing 3-dimensional life in this striking Fine Art Textured Canvas Edition.

    Each canvas is signed by legendary Apollo 12 astronaut, moonwalker and artist Captain Alan Bean and each is a work of art and a historic document.

    Own a Fine Art Textured Canvas by astronaut and explorer Alan Bean and you will never look at the Moon the same way again.

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  • Alan Bean - Apollo astronaut, moon walker and artist
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