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 Bean’s 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 painting’s 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.
Image size: 16" x 24"
Available in the following editions
TexturedGiclée on canvas
Signed by Alan Bean
Note: The canvas is supplied mounted on a stretcher frame as standard, but it is also available rolled. If you prefer this option please type 'Rolled' in the addittional comments section of our order form, or specify when calling us.
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No additional charges apply if shipped rolled.
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