Is Anyone Out There?
by Alan Bean
Forty years ago last November, Alan Bean, Apollo 12’s Lunar Module pilot, was the fourth man to walk on the moon. A one-man show at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum celebrated the 40th anniversary in our nation’s capitol and we speculated on the meaning and future of space travel, to the moon and beyond. Alan Bean’s new fine art limited edition expresses in a singular gesture the timeless question of all civilizations: Is Anyone Out There?
“For a day and a half, Pete Conrad and I had the Moon to ourselves,” says Apollo astronaut and artist Alan Bean. “It brought to mind a question humans have asked through the centuries: Are we all alone in the cosmos? One day I turned and looked out to infinity. The sky was black and shiny as the patent-leather shoes I wore to Sunday school as a boy. Inside my head I asked, Is anyone out there? Is there an all-knowing, all-powerful being out there who is in charge of everything in this universe?’ I didn’t have any flash of enlightenment that day, but have come to believe the answer is in the heart of each person.”
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 69 s/n.
40”w x 30”h (unstretched).
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Print:
limited to 244 s/n.
22”w x 16 1/2”h.