|Buzz Aldrin and Romero Britto introduce the series of artworks|
A portrait of second man on the moon Buzz Aldrin has been unveiled in the Louvre in Paris.
The artwork, in the acclaimed pop art style of its maker Romero Britto came about as part of a shared passion of the two men: the importance of a sustained mission to reach for new frontiers in space, such as Mars.
Proceeds from the selling of signed prints of Britto's artworks from this series have also been donated to the USO.
In the portrait recently unveiled in Paris, the Apollo 11 astronaut appears alongside his wife, Lois.
Aldrin is not the first astronaut from the Apollo missions to be captured on canvas of course. Earlier this year, an oil painting of moonwalker and first American in space Alan Shepard went under the hammer at Regency Superior.
It was created by Robert Peak - a world renowned illustrator/artist who did the original promotional artwork for the first six Star Trek Films, Superman (1978) and Apocalypse Now amongst others - and carried a price tag of $10,000.
Fourth man on the moon Alan Bean famously creates his own paintings of the experience, including moondust and other flown fragments of the mission with them.
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