Here is another contender for my favorite item at tomorrow's big animation art auction:502. ORIGINAL CONCEPT ARTWORK BY DAVID HALL OF CROCODILE SNIFFING CAPTAIN HOOK’S CIGARS FROM PETER PAN. (Walt Disney Studios, 1953) Original concept artwork by master concept artist David Hall accomplished in watercolors over ink and dry-brush on a leaf of illustration board measuring approx. 9 ½ in. x 12 in. featuring a crocodile in a swamp sniffing two of Captain Hook’s disposed cigars. Conceived, executed and signed by David Hall in 1939, fourteen years prior to the eventual release of the Disney film. This painting was reproduced in the February 1999 issue of Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge in a story titled “The Year that was 1939, David Hall Revisited.” From the collection of Bruce Hamilton.
$6,000 – $8,000
[Did not sell.]
Now, you'll ask, "What is that crocodile crockery on the right? He certainly isn't part of the auction!" Here is a revelation that I was witness to recently: David Hall's great crocodile painting MUST have been the model for the croc bank on the right, which was produced in at least four different color schemes as merchandise for the 1967 musical The Happiest Millionaire! Again I say: how great is that?
Look at that happy smiling expression, and the direction of his eyes! Anybody looking for a painting to give as present for my 50th birthday in two weeks, here it is...
Oh, and his name is George!
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