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    The Jungle Book Concept Painting by Art Riley (Walt Disney, 1967). Art Riley (1911-1998) was a background artist for Walt Disney Studios for over 30 years, working on almost all the great animated feature films. He also did a great deal of work for Disneyland Design. In addition to his studio work, he was a member of both the California Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society. His non-studio work was displayed at many art galleries. This is a rare pre-production style/concept painting of Mowgli and Bagheera in the forest. It's painted in gouache on lightweight 3-peghole background board, taking up the entire 16" x 12.5" image area. This is one of the most beautiful concept pieces we have come across for this film. A clear sheet of acetate is over the artwork. Minor handling wear, and pinholes in the corners. Very Good condition. From the Joe Hale Archives.

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    December, 2018
    8th-9th Saturday-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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