Mary Blair Alice in WonderlandClick the image to load the highest resolution version.
Auction Preview: Preview items may not have yet been properly described or vetted, and items are posted as soon as they have a description or a picture. We are continuing to add and correct information as we approach the auction posting date, so check back here often and Contact us with any comments or suggestions.
DescriptionMary Blair Alice in Wonderland Tulgey Wood Signpost Concept Painting (Walt Disney, 1951). "I've had enough nonsense, I'm going home! Straight home! ...Tulgey Wood? Curious I do not remember this." says Alice as she comes upon the many directional signs posted on a large tree. This is an extremely elaborate painting by Mary Blair of a confused Alice as comes upon the Tulgey Wood. In the book The Art and Flair of Mary Blair: An Appreciation, John Canemaker writes on page 47, "In Alice in Wonderland, a project that had fascinated and confounded Walt Disney since his earliest days as a filmmaker, a considerable amount of 'Mary' does appear on screen." There are an amazing 26 confusing signs in this painting as Alice first arrives to the Tulgey Wood. This magnificent Mary Blair concept/Color Key original painting is in gouache on board. The art is matted with an opening of 12" x 10" and framed using Plexiglas for an overall size of 20" x 17". This is one of the most visually stunning Mary Blair (1911 - 1978) Alice pieces we have seen. Frame is sold as-is, minor handling wear to the art. Condition is Very Good. From the Howard Lowery Collection
Signature®: Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through www.HA.com/Live. Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing Bid@HA.com or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)
Signature® Floor Sessions
Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.