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    Mary Blair It's a Small World Concept Painting (Walt Disney, 1964). Mary Blair (1911 - 1978) was inducted as a Disney Legend in 1991. Joe Grant said about Miss Blair, "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." In the new book Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire by Amy Gugleilo and Jacqueline Tourville, with illustrations by Bridgette Barrager, they tell of the story of Walt Disney asking Mary Blair to take on the "Small World" project. The book reads, "Yes, said Mary. But her yes came with a condition. This time, Mary wanted to be in charge. Walt welcomed her aboard." This is a concept painting for the Small World Facade from the hand of Mary Blair, in gouache on board measuring 20" x 15". It is painted black with the facade colors over the black backing. Overall art images are a large 17" x 14", making it one of the largest Small World Facade concept paintings we have seen, with unique color styling. The artboard has tack holes in all four corners and minor handling wear. Very Good condition.

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    June, 2018
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
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