The Old Army Game (1943)|
Production drawing of Pete.
This set of two drawings includes the rough and the clean up version of the same frame.
Wonderful World of Animation is honored that the Basmajian family has selected us as the exclusive gallery to represent their collection.
We all have the Basmajian family to thank for introducing the world to the joy of collecting animation art. In 1984, Disney animator John Basmajian teamed up with Christieís to launch the first ever animation art auction. Despite a court case brought by Disney days before the auction, the judge ruled that the art was rightfully Johnís and that he was allowed to sell it.
Thanks to Johnís vision to rescue these treasures and the courage to stand up for what he believed in, a new collectable was born. The auction was a huge success and made national news.
If you would like to watch videos about the news reports on the auction or see John assembling the mats used for the framed pieces available, click here.
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Piece exhibits slightly more than normal handling. In the rough, there is wear and slight paper loss along the left hand corners. There is a small ink stain on both drawings in the lower right corner as well as a fold down the center of both drawings.
The size of this piece is 12 Field (11"x13")