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    "It's a Small World" Concept Painting by Mary Blair (Walt Disney, 1964). Mary Blair (1911-1978) was inducted as a Disney Legend in 1991. Joe Grant said about her, "She'd sit there, and knock out one piece after another at an amazing rapid pace. But she seemed to absorb whatever idea we had and come through and give us a visual". Marty Sklar said, "Walt remembered the artwork of children done for Saludos Amigos. He said, 'We have to get Mary Blair to do it.' So he called her." Rolly Crump added, "I think it hit her at the right time. It was a powerful package for her. It was about children, freedom of color, and Walt asked her to do it." "Small World" was initially done for the 1964 New York World's Fair as "Pepsi Pavilion's It's a Small World." This is an outstanding Mary Blair original concept painting for the project, with an amazing color palette. Gouache on light board measuring 14" x 18". Tack holes in corners and light handling wear. Some very light staining from finish. Good condition.

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    December, 2018
    8th-9th Saturday-Sunday
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