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    Mary Blair Susie the Little Blue Coupe Concept/Color Key Painting (Walt Disney, 1952). "...But at the end of the day, it felt mighty good to be home in her own cozy little garage where she could just relax and let her tires cool off." Created for the moments seen at the 2:36 mark of the 1952 Clyde Geronimi-directed animated short film Susie the Little Blue Coupe, presented is a gorgeous original concept painting by none other than the wonderful Disney Legend Mary Blair. Featuring a rare crescent moon atypical from the usual Mary Blair-signature full moon, this rare piece is full of rich detail and warmth with a mid-century style as only Mary Blair can achieve. An intelligent demonstration of blues complemented with various shades of orange and yellow, this piece simply sings. Susie the Little Blue Coupe is notable for its method of anthropomorphizing cars, using the windshield for the eyes and eyelids. This approach, demonstrated here, served as a stylistic inspiration for the 2006 Disney-Pixar animated feature Cars. Hand-painted expertly in gouache on illustration board, this piece is matted with a window size of 8" x 7" and an overall mat size of 12.25" x 11". The painting shows minor handling wear with some scuffing, and the condition is Very Good.
    From the Disney Artist/Director Ted Berman Archive.


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