Fresh cast to star in Universal Live animation art sale Dec. 27
Universal Live President Martin Shape said that of the 338 lots to be sold, “at least 50 percent of them are new characters” since the suburban Chicago auction company sold the first half of the collection on Dec. 11.
Many of the lots are original production animation cels, some dating as early as the 1940s. Others are serigraph cels produced as limited editions. There are also original paintings of comic characters by Dick Duerrstein, who was creative director of Disney’s Consumer Product Division before devoting his career totally to creating artwork.
“This sale is unusual because it is focused totally on animation art,” said Shape. “They’re some of the rarest cels available—not common at all.”
Beloved Hanna-Barbara characters making appearances in the auction include The Jetsons, Yogi Bear, Quickdraw McGraw, Huckleberry Hound and Scooby Doo.
Shape said the oldest cel in the auction is from a 1944 Bugs Bunny cartoon. Other famous comic characters represented range from Batman to Tarzan.
Nearly all of the artworks in the sale come with certificates of authenticity. Conditions are described in the catalog as being very good to excellent.
For details about the Universal Live animation art auction call 847-412-1802 or e-mail email@example.com. View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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