Sleeping Beauty Walk-through Story
When it was decided to fill this real estate in the castle, an appropriate area had become freed up, and the hunt went on to find a representation of the fight to fill this spot. I was happy to be able to help forward another piece of Eyvind Earle's Sleeping Beauty works that Bob Cowan graciously photographed from his collection for me to send to the Imagineer in charge of putting the show together. Here (on the left) you can see it (not part of the auction, of course) and a few screen-grabs representing the actual window in the park, which I feel is quite more impressive in real life in the park than on these three photos:
Maybe the art that's under the hammer as item 548 was originally planned for inclusion in the walk-through but just not implemented because of space issues? After all there is very little space in there, and the solutions for making the exhibits look larger than they are are often really imaginative. Well, who knows. But someone can be the happy owner of this great "missing" piece on Sunday - estimated at between $10,000 and $12,000. Which means the lucky bidder won't be bidding against me.
[Update: sold for $7.250 plus tax and premium - under estimate!]
[Addition: See Imagineer Extraordinaire (and, I remember, all-round nice guy) Chris Merritt's comment, in which he, among other things, mentions: " to clarify - we removed the "endless well" (aka the echo chamber) and replaced it with the "endless spinning wheel" scene in order to make room for the new Dragon attack."]