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    Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote Neiman Marcus Catalog Cover Limited Edition Cel #18/50 (Warner Brothers/Chuck Jones, 1978). This year marks the 40th Anniversary of one of the most important Chuck Jones Animation Art pieces ever released. Way back in 1978, Chuck Jones was commissioned to create a hand-painted Limited Edition cel of Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote for the 1978 Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog cover. The edition was only 50 and the cost was a whopping $30.00. It is now considered the hardest hand-painted Chuck Jones limited edition cel to find. Wile E. is gleefully chasing the Road Runner with salt and pepper in hand. This "Road Runner" though is merely a weather vane! A print background showcases Santa and his reindeer off in the distance. Framed with glass and matted, with an opening of 19.5" x 12.5", with an overall frame size of 25" x 18". Warner Brothers threw most of their hand-painted production cels away, so Chuck Jones began recreating his most famous scenes by doing drawings and having them transferred to limited edition hand-painted cels. This piece is the holy grail of ALL Chuck Jones Limited Edition artwork! The cel is hand-signed by Chuck Jones (1912 - 2002). Wile is 9", while Road Runner is 8". On the top of the weather vane is printed "Neiman Marcus Christmas Book 1978." Fine condition.

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