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DescriptionMary Blair Alice in Wonderland Caterpillar Concept Painting (Walt Disney, 1951). "A E I O U..." sings the Caterpillar sitting on his mushroom top with his Hookah Pipe. He then says, "WHO... R... U?!" after his vowel song is interrupted by Alice. Presented is an outstanding Mary Blair original concept/study painting of this film's first appearance of the Caterpillar. Alice walks up, sees and hears the Caterpillar singing, and approaches him. A similar painting is on page 102 of the book Magic, Color Flair - The World of Mary Blair by John Canemaker. It is interesting to compare this piece with her other paintings from this scene. You can see when comparing the two, how Mary would experiment with color on each key scene. A rare look into the world of Mary Blair (1911 - 1978), Art Director and Color Stylist on Alice in Wonderland, along with John Hench, Ken Anderson, Claude Coats, and Don DaGradi. This gouache on 8" x 6.5" board painting by Mary is stunning! Artwork shows some water staining in the top right and lower right along with pinholes in the corners from production use. Overall condition is Very Good.
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