Auctionata will present Icons of Animation & Illustration auction on May 27. In partnership with the renowned vintage pop and animation art gallery Choice Fine Art and curated by their president Ari Goldman, this sale explores more than eight years of history representing the most notable studios, artists and characters of the age.
“In a sweeping range of both accessible and important examples of iconic characters and films, the sale offers diverse levels of works certain to appeal to budding collectors and advanced animation and illustration connoisseurs alike,” said Steven Brezzo, head of Collectibles and Comic & Cartoon Art at Auctionata.
In celebration of the recent release of the epic adventure “The Jungle Book” (2016), this auction is led by Mowgli & Kaa, an original production cel from 1967 (starting price $500). This vividly colored piece illustrates the earliest depictions of the animated classic.
From the studios of Walt Disney, Hanna-Barbera and Warner Bros. emerged beloved characters including Mickey Mouse, Scooby-Doo and Bugs Bunny. Included in this auction are a production cel and drawing of Bugs Bunny from 1982 (starting price $450). Impressively, this piece is signed and inscribed “Eh-What’s Up Doc?” by Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny.
Another highlight of this auction is a selection of works from “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz: a selection of hand-painted production cels, unique drawings, and concept art, including You the Dog, 1992 (starting price $1,200); Play Ball, 1995 (starting price $1,200); and Snoopy for Metlife, 1992 (starting price $400).
The auction also includes various works on paper from Frank Follmer, the illustrator of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio and Fantasia. One of Follmer’s pieces from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will cross the block (starting price $3,000).
For more information, visit www.auctionata.com.
Editor’s Recommendation: Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2016 Price Guide
If you appreciate illustration art and Disney collectibles, the new edition of the Antique Trader Price Guide is a great choice for your personal library. Both of these interest categories, within this top-selling price guide feature a nice variety of pieces that crossed the auction block within the last year. For example the following pieces sold at auction in 2015:
- Group of 11 hand-painted animation cels of Walt Disney Studios’ “Aristocats, circa 1970, realized $3,380 during an auction offered by Swann Auction Galleries.
- Tomi Ungerer’s “One Fine Morning” mixed-media illustration on paper, circa 1966, signed by the illustrator, finished at $2,080 during an auction at Swann Auction Galleries.
- A vintage Pinocchio marionette by Pelham Puppets, England, in association with Walt Disney Productions sold for $480 through Morphy Auctions.
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