Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Walt Disney Studios (attributed) - Background Original Art (Disney, undated). The Griffith Observatory has been a major Los Angeles landmark since 1935. Ranking seventh on the list of major tourist attractions of Southern California, it sits on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood, where it commands a stunning view of the Los Angeles basin below. Thousands of people enjoy the view from its balconies, especially at night. This remarkable version of this famous building has been attributed to the Walt Disney Studios, specifically used for a Goofy cartoon. The cool glow of the Observatory against the atmospheric Los Angeles city below is breath-taking. The art measures 12.5" x 15.5" and is in Excellent condition. From the collection of Richard and Wendy Pini. Richard says: "I found this background painting at one of the Phil Seuling conventions, years back. I had no idea at the time that it might have come from a Disney cartoon; all I knew was that it was certain a beautifully impressionistic shot of the lights of Los Angeles beneath Griffith Observatory (another collecting target along with spaceships and planetariums)."

    View all of [The Richard and Wendy Pini Collection ]

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2005
    9th-10th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 437

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Jerry Weist's Comic Art Price Guide 2011
    Want to know more about this artist? Dates, history, background, and value ranges are covered in the comprehensive new guide. Order Now!
    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 February 21 - 22 Comics - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Far as I'm concerned, the real superheroes are those great guys at Heritage.
    Stan Lee
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 October 12 Illustration Art - Dallas
    2018 October 12 Illustration Art - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,749,718
    2018 September 22 - 23 The Art of Ronald McDonald and Friends - The Setmakers Collection - Signature Auction - Chicago
    2018 September 22 - 23 The Art of Ronald McDonald and Friends - The Setmakers Collection - Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $147,394