Lot #420
Mary Blair concept storyboard painting of Alice and White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland

Mary Blair looks 'down the rabbit hole' in original concept art for Alice in Wonderland
 
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Estimate: $10000+

Description

Mary Blair looks 'down the rabbit hole' in original concept art for Alice in Wonderland

(Walt Disney Studios, 1951) Rare original concept painting by Mary Blair for Alice in Wonderland, showing Alice and the White Rabbit falling down the rabbit hole. With the real world seen through the hole above, Alice and the White Rabbit rapidly descend through the surreal, dreamlike scene toward a checkered path, surrounded by the keyholes that will unlock the world of Alice's wondrous dream. Accomplished in tempera on 9.25 x 8.5 artist's board. In fine condition, with tack holes at corners.

Blair was a concept artist for Disney during the 1940s and early 1950s, working on designs for such films as Peter Pan, Cinderella, and Alice in Wonderland. She also created designs for several Disney attractions (including It's a Small World), and her largest work ever, the multi-story mosaic in Disney World's Contemporary Hotel concourse. A sought-after and surreal example of Blair's original artwork, extremely desirable given its fantastical 'rabbit hole' imagery.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Ft. Sports Cards
  • Dates: #629 - Ended February 09, 2022