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    Mary Blair "It's a Small World" Concept Painting (Walt Disney, 1964/66). "There's so much that we share, that it's time we're aware, it's a small world after all!" This is an original gouache on illustration board concept painting from the hand of Disney Legend Inductee Mary Blair (1911 - 1978) for the "It's a Small World" attraction's outside façade. Mary Blair, after creating concept art for many definitive Disney classic features like Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan, went on to create children's book illustrations and other freelance projects for a decade before Walt Disney approached her again in 1963 with a very different proposal. She would design concepts for "It's a Small World", first for 1964 World's Fair in New York City at the UNICEF Pavilion, and then for Disneyland in 1966. Chosen by Walt for her ability to capture the whimsy of children and for her love of the world as a whole, Mary Blair approached the project with unbridled enthusiasm. Collaborator Rolly Crump said, "this stuff started pouring in. Just wonderful! It was the single biggest project that was ever given to her, and she was able to just go nuts!" A beautiful and rare black, blue and white design, this stunning piece measures nearly 20" x 15", framed to 22.5" x 17.5" Frame sold as-is. It appears to be in Fine condition.


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