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Terrytoons art for sale

by Adam Finley, posted Sep 7th 2006 10:01AM
terrytoonsDamn, I wish I made more money. Animation historian Jerry Beck recently became the possessor of several pieces of original animation art from Terrytoons, the studio that brought us such cartoons as the original Mighty Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle, among many others. The artwork doesn't feature any recognizable characters, but as Beck points out in this post, despite what art dealers might tell you, this art is worthwhile to anyone with an appreciation for classic animation. These pieces were originally thrown away when Terrytoons closed down in the 1960s, but an employee salvaged them and kept them for over forty years, unable to convince any art house to purchase them. Check out Beck's Art Sales page here, which also features a handful of other animation-related pieces, many of which are reasonably priced.

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