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    Fine Art Portfolio Edition: Bully for Bugs hand-signed by Chuck Jones with Bulls of Iberia by Robert Vavra
    Red Dot Benefiting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity
    No Bull! Chuck recounted that one day Eddie Selzer, the producer at WB animation, stuck his head into the office and declared, "I don't want any cartoons about bull-fighting. They're not funny," and promptly withdrew. Chuck looked at his longtime writer and friend, Mike Maltese, and said, "He's never been right before, we should probably look into this." And the classic "Bully for Bugs" short cartoon of 1953 was born.

    This lot includes the fine art portfolio edition, "Bully for Bugs" composed of four layout drawings accompanied by the script for the film. The edition size is limited to 75 examples and one of the layout drawings is hand-signed by Chuck Jones. To complement this portfolio, Marian Jones, Chuck's widow, has included "Bulls of Iberia" by Robert Vavra from their personal library. This book is the King Ranch edition printed in 1972 and limited to 1000 copies. It has been signed by Robert Vavra and is numbered 117. In addition, Vavra wrote a moving dedication to Marian and Chuck and included on the fly leaf, three photographs of the photographer with his mentors, Ernest Hemingway, James Michener, and Masai warriors. A one-of-a-kind extraordinary art book. The lot is valued at $3050.

    The Auction
    The Red Dot Auction benefits the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.

    The Red Dot Auction benefiting Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is open for online bidding April 21 - May 10, 2016. The auction will resume for live bidding onsite May 12 - 13, 2016. If you are the highest bidder or placed a proxy bid at the close of the online portion of the auction, your online bid will be transferred to the live auction events. If you have the winning bid after the live events, a member of Heritage Auctions staff will contact you to notify you are the highest bidder. The organization will be collecting payment and will be doing all the shipping of the winning lots.

    The Organization
    The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is a 501(c)3 public charity located in Orange County, CA. Chuck Jones was a creative genius who gave life to Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote & Bugs Bunny along with over 300 animated films. The Center, which he founded in 1999, is an organization that fosters and teaches creative thinking-the thinking behind problem solving. It's a fact that "creativity" is like a muscle in your brain that needs exercise in order to get and stay healthy. The stronger that muscle is, the better it works in engaging tasks and solving problems. The Center serves as a gymnasium for the brain. We work with disadvantaged youth, school systems without arts programs, people on the autism spectrum, the elderly (many of whom suffer from early onset dementia), and other groups, including corporate clients, who see the value of pumping up creativity in their ranks.

    This is a live auction item lot. Please contact Kristen Schultz by email if you wish to place a proxy bid for this lot.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    13th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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