Welcome Back to Earth
Acrylic and oil on canvas, in a 'diamond' orientation
60 x 60 inches
sold via HHH 2007 - collection of T Stewart
Welcome Back to Earth commemorates the return of astronaut Gordon Cooper in May 1963 after completing twenty-two orbits of the earth on the last of the Mercury missions.
The original version of this painting (with a green background) was stolen from Laing’s Fournier Street studio in London while he was in New York. It was repainted (with a yellow background) for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, ‘Images from Space’ exhibition, 1995., ,
We are compiling a full record of all Gerald Laing's artworks for the publication of a full Catalogue Raisonné.