Breathtaking original 1973 painting by renowned space artist Robert McCall, acrylic on hardboard, 11 x 10.5, depicting a lunar module rocketing upward from the surface of the moon, with Earth prominently centered against a celestial purple backdrop, signed and titled in the lower border in pencil, “’Only the Beginning,’ Robert T. McCall.” Attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 21.5 x 21.5, with the reverse of the frame signed twice in black ink by McCall, adding the title, year, and medium. In fine condition. Capturing the ethereal and existential beauty of the Apollo objective, this is a simply mesmerizing piece from one of the industry’s most adored and influential artists. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.
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