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    Mary Blair "Poker Bears" Limited Edition Giclee Print Publisher's Proof # 3/16 (2003). Here is a rare Mary Blair family-owned publishers proof a Fine Art giclee entitled "Poker Bears." It was created from a Mary Blair original that hung in the family dining room, where holiday gatherings would usually include a game of poker after dinner. Mary Blair's husband, Lee Blair, photographed an actual deck of playing cards which Mary cut out and pasted onto the original artwork. This Fine Art piece measures 19" x 29" and is printed on Arches #350 cold press paper. It has a COA that is hand-signed by Mary Blair's son, Kevin Blair. This is #3 of only 16 Publishers Proofs made. Minor handling wear. Very Good condition. From the Mary Blair Family Trust Archives.

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    December, 2018
    8th-9th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 15
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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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