Dec 16, 2021 - Sale 2592

Sale 2592 - Lot 170

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
"Chief Blue Meanie." Original animation cel from the feature length animated film (United Artists/King Features Syndicate, 1968). Hand-painted gouache on celluloid, with production notations in ink in lower margin. 285x220 mm; 11 1/4x8 3/4 inches, on 12 1/4x16-inch sheet. Hinged to backing board with masking tape. Matted and framed, with a certificate of authenticity mounted to the frame verso.

The design of the Chief Blue Meanie and his minions is attributed to German illustrator Heinz Edelmann, and not, as was often thought, Peter Max.