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Alan Bean original painting 'John F. Kennedy's Vision' featured in Space & Aviation Auction

The fantastic textured acrylic painting portrays Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planting the American flag on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969, fulfilling the vision set forth by President John F. Kennedy earlier in the 1960s. Bean, of course, followed in their footsteps when he became the fourth man to walk on the moon just four months later. In creating this artwork, Bean incorporated lunar dust from surface-worn patches into the paint and texturing compound, and also pressed the surface with authentic lunar boot foot prints, impressions from a core tube-bit used to collect soil samples, and marks from a hammer used to drive the staff of the American flag into the lunar soil.
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