ALAN BEAN—AN ASTROLOGER'S SONG. Color photograph,
Lot 1210
ALAN BEAN—AN ASTROLOGER'S SONG. Color photograph,
Sold for US$ 1,250 inc. premium
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ALAN BEAN—AN ASTROLOGER'S SONG.
Color photograph, 20 x 15 inches, being a fish-eye lens shot of the top of the Saturn V rocket from the launch tower.

SIGNED by ALAN BEAN and INSCRIBED with a quote from Kipling's poem "An Astrologer's Song": Earth quakes in her throes / And we wonder for why / But the blind planet knows / When her ruler is nigh. Rudyard Kipling. Alan Bean, Apollo 12, Lunar Module Pilot, November 14, 1969." The poem continues "And, attuned since Creation / To perfect accord, / She thrills in her station / And yearns to her Lord." The astrologer of the title argues that, despite what we may fear, nothing in the universe can destroy us except God.
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