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    Mary Blair - Contemporary Resort Hotel Tile Display Prototype (Walt Disney, 1971). In John Canemaker's book, The Art and Flair of Mary Blair: An Appreciation, he writes on page 96, "She had become enamored with the ceramic tile processes, likening it, she said to 'wet water-colors with their richness and glistening qualities. The effect is permanent of course, because ceramic tiles do not fade.'" The third and last of her big mural projects appear on the 90-foot elevator wall in the Contemporary Resort Hotel at Walt Disney World. The tile mural is a magnificent piece of artwork and is a testament to the genius of Mary Blair. She prepared a smaller tile mural of two small children to show Disney her vision for the larger mural. It was made up of 12 tiles, measuring 12" x 12", hand-painted and with 3D effects, to form one massive unit measuring 47" x 35". The tile mural was hand-signed, inlaid in 3D, by Mary Blair. This important piece was presented to her from WED/Walt Disney Studios as a thank-you for her work on the Contemporary Hotel project. It hung in her home for many years. This is from the Mary Blair Family Trust. It is pictured in the John Canemaker book Magic, Color, Flair: The World of Mary Blair on page 171. This tile mural is framed, and is quite heavy; it will require shipping by crate. Minor handling wear. Very Good condition. From the Mary Blair Family Trust Archives.

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