Original "Haunted Mansion" Stretching Portrait. Quicksand

Currency:USD Category:Memorabilia Start Price:50,000.00 USD Estimated At:80,000.00 - 100,000.00 USD
Original  Haunted Mansion  Stretching Portrait. Quicksand
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This item SOLD at 2023 Jul 18 @ 20:24UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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(Disneyland, 1969) An original hand-painted on canvas "stretching portrait" used within Disneyland's "Haunted Mansion" attraction. As the elevator descends, the portraits would "stretch" to reveal their full image. However, the constant "stretching" would cause some wear to the canvas, and these portraits would need to be replaced. From 1969 to 1972, the portraits, with imagery designed by Imagineer Marc Davis, were all hand-painted whereas later versions were printed. This stretching portrait depicts three men on each other's shoulders sinking into quicksand. The canvas measures 112.5"x42" and the portrait is in very good condition with some wear from park use. These portraits are exceptionally rare and sought-after artifacts from the earliest years of the "Haunted Mansion". The framed pieces would require special shipping arrangements. Please inquire before bidding. The pieces can also be shipped unframed.