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    "Walt Disney and El Grupo" Art Given to Lee and Mary Blair (Walt Disney, 1941 Walt Disney and a team of study artists went on a South America Good Will trip for two months. The result of the trip resulted making of Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros. Two people on this trip were Mary and Lee Blair. This trip is thought to have had a profound effect on Mary Blair's art style. This is a piece of artwork that was given to Mary and Lee while on the trip in South America and was hung in their home. It is signed by the artist, Augusto Rodrigues, and is inscribed "To Mary and Lee Blair." It is double signed and dated 9/41. This is a date when they both were in South America. In a mat of 14" x 6" with a mat opening of 10" x 12". Art is in gouache on paper, mounted to board. Some handling, surface wear and some fading, with a slightly noticeable tear along the right side. From the Mary Blair Family Trust.

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    December, 2019
    13th-15th 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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