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Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-11-2010 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Greenwich Workshop canvas giclee release
Beyond a Young Boy's Dream
by Alan Bean

"When I was a boy, I dreamed of flying airplanes and I built models from balsa wood," says artist Alan Bean. "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. As I grew older, the dream grew stronger. It followed me as I completed flight training, became a jet pilot flying off aircraft carriers and when, as a test pilot and then as an astronaut, I trained to rocket to the Moon. And in my painting, as I look out over the 'magnificent desolation' of the lunar surface, youngsters on Earth are building model rockets, dreaming of flying higher than the Moon and faster than a shooting star."

  • Image size: 21"w x 14"h.
  • Edition Size: 125
  • US: $395.00
Available from AstronautCentral.com and ArtUSA.com.

Spacefest
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posted 11-11-2010 03:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
New Alan Bean canvas giclee for Christmas delivery. Edition only 125. We'll get 25. Order by the 15th to get one.

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paulushumungus
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This is a great painting but again we are back to the "astronaut and the flag" theme which I thought they were getting away from. The choices were becoming more imaginative until recently.

Spacefest
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posted 11-11-2010 10:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This one was Alan's choice. I lobbied for another. Although 25 years old, it was updated by Alan. which has become the norm this year.

I tire of the same motif, too, but It evidently sells well. this one is a good size for the price and is 'tight work.'

Kim

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