Dear Santa! This Saturday is the next auction of amazing animation art and memorabilia organized by reputed animation gallery owner Mike van Eaton, under the name Icons of Animation Auction
. From that link you can download the catalog and get to the Bid Online pages! The next few days I will show you some of MY highlights, so you know what to stuff into my stocking on Christmas!
First, item number 466:FRED MOORE ORIGINAL ARTWORK FROM THE THREE CABALLEROS, SIGNED. (Walt Disney, 1944) Original artwork by Fred Moore accomplished in pencil, ink and watercolor on an approx. 14 in. x 19 in. leaf of illustration paper featuring a Mexican dancing girl and the Three Caballeros: Donald Duck, Panchito and Joe Carioca. Inscribed at the lower right, “To Mary – with high heels, Frederic Moore.” Despite minimal formal art training, Fred Moore rose to prominence at Disney very quickly in the early 1930 due to his great natural talent and the appeal of his drawings. Moore is best known for redesigning Mickey Mouse in 1938 for his landmark role as “the Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” a look which remains Mickey’s official look to this day. Moore was also well known for his drawings of girls, which is evident in this work. Housed in a wooden frame and mat measuring 17 in. x 21 in. Not inspected out of frame. $3,000 – $5,000
I love Fred Moore's linework! This item so clearly shows his appealing drawing style. Look, for instance, at the shapes that form Panchito. Beautiful stuff!