First Men: Edwin E. 'Buzz' Aldrin by astronaut artist Alan Bean

First Men: Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin by artist Alan Bean,

Alan Bean's "First Men: Edwin E. 'Buzz' Aldrin," the companion work to "First Men: Neil A. Armstrong," is now available. Armstrong's iconic photo of Aldrin is arguably the most recognized picture ever taken, but beyond some grainy television images and a great shot of his foot, there are no really good photographs of Neil Armstrong on the Moon.

Bean conceived this set, "First Men," to remedy that. He chose the moment on July 20, 1969 when Armstrong took Aldrin's picture as the setting. Aficionados have long recognized that Neil can actually be seen as a reflection in Buzz's helmet. A series of calculations from that enabled Bean to replicate Armstrong's positioning exactly when he created "First Men: Neil A. Armstrong."

Bean's "First Men: Edwin E. 'Buzz' Aldrin" is so much more than a photograph.

If you already have the first canvas or paper edition of "First Men: Neil Armstrong," you can now complete your set with "First Men: Edwin E. 'Buzz' Aldrin." Remember, there were only 75 Armstrong canvases and the same number of 75 Aldrin canvases has been created. If you can't make a matching pair of the canvases, you can still do so with the Giclee paper editions. Most importantly, each edition is a historic document signed by the artist, Apollo 12 astronaut Captain Alan Bean. They are a wonderful set and a unique record of that exciting time in history.

"I guess every astronaut wanted to be the first man on the Moon. I know I did. And if we couldn't be the first, we at least wanted to be one of the first. Apollo 11's crew got the opportunity to make the first attempt. Neil, Buzz and Mike flew a perfect flight and went into the history books; but all 400,000 Americans that helped make Apollo a success are in that history, too."

Released June 2013

giclee MasterWorks canvas, 75 s/n
Current Availability: Sold Out at Publisher / Secondary Market Pricing Applies / Please Email for Cost.
Dimensions: 40" x 30"
Issue Price: $995.00
giclee paper, 200 s/n
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Dimensions: 23.25" x 17.5"
Issue Price: $295.00

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