Available Originals

There are but a handful of original paintings available in Alan Bean's Private Collection. Submit the form below for further information.

The Spirit of Apollo
Completed 2010, textured
acrylic with moondust
on aircraft plywood
41 1/4" x 50"
$433,700

When I resigned from NASA in June 1981, I planned to create a painting that I thought would symbolize the spirit of Apollo: How we felt after laboring together to find a way to travel 240,000 miles to the moon, walk on it, and return safely to earth. I wanted the painting to show what it meant to all of us... more

Study for the Spirit of Apollo
Completed 2010, textured acrylic
with moondust on aircraft plywood
16 1/8" x 19 3/4"
$67,200

...I had come to believe that the most priceless legacy of Apollo was not the great amount of scientific data we brought back to earth, but the special spirit that enlivened our whole nation, indeed much of the world, that we humans could do much more than we ever imagined, and for the right reasons as well. more


First Men - Neil Armstrong SOLD
Completed 2007, textured acrylic
with moondust on aircraft plywood
40" x 30"
$228,600
First Men - Buzz Aldrin SOLD
Completed 2007, textured acrylic
with moondust on aircraft plywood
40" x 30"
$228,600
Bean invites us to walk on the moon with him when he stamps the surface of his paintings with the bottom of his moon boots...a stroke of genius...a brilliant aesthetic innovation.”

Donald Kuspit
One of America's most distinguished art critics, and one who has authored and edited hundreds of books and articles on Art and Art History
Jack Schmitt Skis the Sculptured Hills
Completed 2000, textured acrylic
with moondust on aircraft plywood
35" x 50"
$368,000

Is Jack Schmitt really skiing on the moon? We can see he is turning his upper body and knees and leaning as we do down here on earth. Let's listen to the downlink conversation back in December of 1972:

Jack at 167:07:20: "Too bad I don't have my skis".
Jack at 167:07:39: "Shhh...Shhh...Shhh...Whoo!... Can't keep my edges...Shhhh...Shhhoomp...Little hard to get a good hip rotation".

I asked him about this when I was painting this motif and he said, "Future moon skiers would be wise to strap some teflon skis over their moon boots". more


Way Way up High over Pad 39A SOLD
Completed 2013, textured acrylic with
moondust on aircraft plywood
16" X 19 7/8"
$67,200
Fun Is Wherever You Can Find It SOLD
Completed 2007, textured acrylic
with moondust on aircraft plywood
30 1/8" x 19 7/8"
$93,300
The key issue for Bean is a productive tension between reality and imagination that provides a larger framework for placing us in the picture.”

William L. Fox
Eminent Art Historian and Art Critic
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