Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Animation Art Auctions: Bonhams, Heritage, Van Eaton

Just Mickey/The Haunted House Mickey Mouse Production Cel and Painted Background (Walt Disney, 1929-30) Bid $ 8,000
The animation art market has been sizzling for the last couple years. In June, it’ll be more heated than ever when three houses will hold major animation art auctions within the span of eight days. Nearly two thousand pieces of animation art and ephemera will be sold at these auctions.

Heritage Auctions will kick off the frenzy on June 11 and 12 with the largest auction of the bunch, with over 850 lots. On June 13, Bonhams will present “TCM Presents … Drawn to Film”.

On June 18, Van Eaton Galleries presents 700-plus lots of materials in its “Collecting Disney” auction.

Heavenly Puss Tom and Jerry Production Cel Setup and Key Master Production Background (MGM, 1949). Bid $ 1300.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Snow White and Forest Animals Production Cel Setup and Key Master Background (Walt Disney, 1937). Bid $ 6,500
Carl Barks "Tantrum On the Way" Donald Duck Limited Edition Bronze Bust #105/200 (1997). Bid $ 700

Who Framed Roger Rabbit Roger Rabbit Production Cel (Walt Disney/Steven Spielberg, 1988) Bid $ 220.

The Three Little Wolves Big Bad Wolf Production Cel and Key Master Background (Walt Disney, 1936). Bid $ 850

The Little Mermaid Ariel Production Cel (Walt Disney, 1989). Bid $ 150

Eyvind Earle Sleeping Beauty Production Cel and Master Painted Pan Production Background Setup (Walt Disney, 1959). Bid $ 4,800

Eyvind Earle Sleeping Beauty Maleficent Concept Painting (Walt Disney, 1959). Bid $ 650

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Production Cel and Master Background (Walt Disney, 1937). Bid $ 7,500