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    Mary Blair Peter Pan Concept/Color Key Painting (Walt Disney, 1953). "There it is, Wendy. Second star to the right and straight on till morning!" Tinker Bell and Peter Pan lead Wendy, John and Michael to Big Ben on their way to Never Land in this magnificent original concept/Color Key painting by the hand of Disney Legend Mary Blair (1911 - 1978). Immediately impressive at first glance, this stunning piece has even more to offer on closer inspection. The usual signature Mary Blair full moon is replaced instead by a single glittering star representing Never Land, paralleled next to the glitter of Tinker Bell. Mary Blair elegantly leads your eye along the gestural, swooshing stroke of Tink's golden pixie dust, glowing in front of the dark, starry night sky. These curvilinear forms are contrasted with the geometric Big Ben, a showcase of dramatic linear perspective not often seen in the flat, organic color work of Mary Blair. Perhaps most excitingly, this composition is represented almost exactly in the sequence seen at the 19:38 mark of the film. Integral to the making of Peter Pan, this incredible piece by the hand of Mary Blair is rendered masterfully in gouache on 9.75" x 8.75" illustration board. The painting shows minor handling and edge wear with one pinhole in each corner. Some mild debris, and the condition is Very Good.


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    August, 2021
    6th-8th Friday-Sunday
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