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    Virgil Ross - Wile E. Coyote "Model Drawing" Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s).
    Meet Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius... or so he'd like you to think! We know a Road Runner who would disagree! This is an original 16 field model sheet-style drawing with seven poses of Acme Products' best customer, created by the great Virgil Ross (1907 - 1996). Mr. Ross was a long-time Warner Brothers animator who worked in the Bob Clampett, Tex Avery, and Friz Freleng Units. He was famous for his action and dance sequences, as well as his facial expressions. He worked on three Looney Tunes shorts that received Academy Award nominations -- Tweety Pie, Birds Anonymous and Knighty Knight Bugs. Mr. Ross began releasing hand-painted Limited Edition cels of progressions of his famous Looney Tunes scenes as part of the "Masters Collection" for the Warner Brothers Studio Stores and animation galleries. He began making personal appearances where he created one-of-a-kind drawings of the Looney Tunes characters as well as other cartoons he worked on for other studios. He received the prestigious Winsor McCay Award in 1988. Image sizes on this piece range from 4" to 8". The art is signed, and in Fine condition.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2018
    1st Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 21
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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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