Astronaut-artist displays artwork at LBJ Library
WEAN News 8 Austin 10/1/2008
By: Heidi Zhou
"I remember saying, ‘This is the moon, we’re really here, this is the moon," Bean said, "and I looked up and the earth was right there."
Bean became the fourth man on the moon as part of the Apollo 12 mission in 1969. He has relived that moment through his paint brush ever since.
"My friends, other astronauts, said, ‘Look, you’ve got to quit painting what other people paint. You’ve got to paint the moon … ."
For the rest of Heidi Zhou’s News 8 Austin interview with Alan Bean and video, go here.
Alan Bean’s "Out of this World" art exhibit is on display through April 2009 at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library.