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    Lee Blair - Surfers on a California Beach Painting (1979). Lee Blair was an animator and artist at Walt Disney Studios. He worked on Fantasia and Saludos Amigos. In the 1930s he was the President of the California Watercolor Society. He formed his own company, Film Graphics, and produced TV commercials as well as educational and industrial films. A gifted artist in his own rights, he was often in the shadow of his more famous wife, Mary Blair. This very impressive watercolor painting measures a huge 30" x 22" on rag-edged textured illustration paper. This magnificent painting is signed and dated 1979 in the lower right corner. This would have been just one year after his wife had passed away. There is a razor cut that runs almost the length of the bottom edge. It gradients from a light score to a full cut through the surface and is patched with tape on the backside. In Very Good condition overall. From the Retta Scott Archives.

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    December, 2015
    13th-14th Sunday-Monday
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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