Christian R. Lassen Seaside Romance Original Painting.

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Disneyana Start Price:30,000.00 USD Estimated At:40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD
Christian R. Lassen Seaside Romance Original Painting.
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This item SOLD at 2021 Dec 18 @ 11:20UTC-8 : PST/AKDT
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(Disney, 1996) An original painting by world-renowned marine artist Christian Riese Lassen featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. Accomplished in acrylic and airbrush on board, the painting depicts Disney's first couple sharing a romantic oceanside moment as the waves swell behind them and fireworks blossom above a blazing sunset. The hallmarks of Lassen's famed seascapes are inescapable, from his captivating use of vibrant color to his vivid celebration of oceanic flora and fauna. The artist has signed at bottom left, "Christian Riese Lassen." Interestingly, this painting was the object of a notorious Las Vegas art heist, stolen while on loan to a gallery in the Forum Shops section of Caesars Palace. Both Seaside Romance and its companion, Sorcerer of the Sea (Lot #78), were stolen, with the thief making a clean getaway. The paintings were soon fenced to an unsuspecting collector, who subsequently came forward and returned the work to the Forum gallery, which in turn restored the art to Lassen. They were later sold legitimately through Lassen's own gallery in Hawaii. One of the artist's most recognizable works, this painting has inspired popular limited editions in multiple formats, and has been featured in a variety of Disney merchandise. Measuring 30.25"x20.25" within a 46.25"x36.25" black wood shadowbox gallery frame, the piece is in fine condition with some light crazing in Mickey's ear. Proceeds from the sale of this lot will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas.