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    Mary Blair Ceramic Sculpture (Walt Disney, c. 1970s). Mary Blair is beloved by many (if not all) Disney enthusiasts, aficionados, fans, and collectors world-wide. Mary Blair (1911 - 1978) was inducted into the Disney hall of fame program as an official Disney Legend in 1991 along with Carl Barks, Fess Parker and Julie Andrews. Her influence at Disney can be seen in classic films like Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella and at the Disney theme parks on rides like "It's a Small World" or at the Contemporary Hotel at Walt Disney World where her artwork hangs. Her influence is legendary and it's ubiquitous in Disney Culture. In 1941 Mary traveled with Walt and Lillian Disney, and other Disney artists on a research tour to several South American countries. Mary loved the terra cotta clay of the Mexican culture. Offered in this lot is an extraordinary sculpture crafted out of the red clay she loved so much. This is one of the only known 3-D ceramic sculptures hand-crafted and fired by Mary Blair. She made this in the 1970s shortly before her death in 1978. During these years her love of texture, color and collage art combined in a surprising and exciting "new" expression of Mary --- the Mary Blair "nude"! The object measures 11" tall with the removable top piece. A rare opportunity to acquire a one-of-a-kind sculpture crafted in her whimsical style - unmistakably Mary Blair. Condition is Fine. From the Mary Blair Family Trust.

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    June, 2020
    19th-21st Friday-Sunday
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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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