Anyone buy/Collect Disney Art?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by bugzy, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. bugzy

    bugzy Earning My Ears

    Jun 19, 2013
    Me and the wife just walked into Wyland Galleries today at the boardwalk. Long story short we walked out with a Rodel Gonzalez painting that was stunning beautiful of Beauty and the Beast. Apparently it is really new and there will only be 10 made. The gallery will get the artist to add in a "personal touch" for us which is kind of cool we thought! Anyone else collect Disney art?
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  3. Pakey

    Pakey <img src=

    Aug 29, 2007
    No but I collect the bronze frogs that are carried at Wyland galleries. I've bought 4 of my collection while at WDW. I started my collection long before I knew they could be found at WDW.
  4. flamark

    flamark Mouseketeer

    Feb 26, 2010
    I collect pre-production sketches as it is a more affordable way to own actual edition of one pieces from the actual films or tv shows.
  5. Funky Chicken

    Funky Chicken misses the Citrus Swirl at Sunshine Tree Terrace!

    Aug 2, 2009
    I collect Disney License Plates. My 4 favorites are the pre-park opening ones-I even have an original one from the Disney "Welcome Center", the first building on
    the property to open to the public (Now the AAU headquarters near Downtown Disney). There are hundreds of different designs out there.
  6. Iowa Hawkeye

    Iowa Hawkeye Earning My Ears

    Sep 4, 2011
    My wife and I have several Larry Dotson prints throughout our house. We just bought one of the Haunted Mansion ball room last week when we were there. Mr. Dotson has always been there when we have purchased a print so we always get him to sign them for us. My wife begged him for quite a while to do one of the Boardwalk since that is our favorite. When he finally released it a few years ago we bought one and took it up to the club level lounge and had all the CM's sign it as well. We also have several of the attraction posters hanging in our basement/rec room.
  7. MichiganDVC

    MichiganDVC Can barely see my Kool-aid bath with these Rose-co

    Sep 1, 2010
    No, but I just sighed in resignation. My wife and I look longingly at the cuckoo clocks in Germany every we'll eventually get one of those. Or twelve. And on our first Disney Cruise, we were enamored with the gallery there. We'd play a game called "Pick your favorite in each room" followed by the game "Let me hide your wallet."

    When our new house is built, no doubt it will be covered in Disney gear.
  8. huntconn

    huntconn "Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile."

    Jan 28, 2005
    I collect Attraction Posters. We have them framed and hanging in out "Disney Room" downstairs
  9. GagesMama

    GagesMama Mouseketeer

    Jun 10, 2013
    I just bought my first Larry Dotson print last month, and I see many more in my future.
  10. Anthony1971

    Anthony1971 DIS Veteran

    Mar 11, 2005
    Everything from original cel's to limited edition's to sericel's and a few giclee's.
    But very little in the past 8 or so years since Disney stopped selling cel's and sericels except for the ones at now Disney studios that lately are not very good. On a rare occasion on EBAY when someone is selling someting that I have been looking for that is not a dealer as a lot on EBAY are fake. Check out disneyana-exchange fill in the rest they are pricey sometimes but there is 0 risk.
  11. DisneyAllyC

    DisneyAllyC Princess Ally

    Sep 3, 2012
    I'd like to find awesome cheap Disney art to collect. I am obsessed with Thomas Kinkade work. So expensive
  12. dlrhine

    dlrhine <font color=teal>DIS Veteran who was away for a wh

    Nov 11, 1999
    My 16th wedding Anniversary is tomorrow and while on vacation Hubby just bought me 8 of the 12 Thomas Kinkade canvas Disney wraps! Love them!
  13. LisaPenz

    LisaPenz Earning My Ears

    Jul 13, 2014
    I have a Limited Edition Larry Nikolai giclee print of the Little Mermaid. It's called 'Longing to Dance'. Larry's work is absolutely gorgeous.

    I also collect Spanish porcelain figurines by NAO. I purchased a Belle and a Snow White from Downtown Disney in WDW. I'm not a huge fan of figurines and sculpture work in general, as I am a painter but this Disney work is exquisite. You should check out their stuff :goodvibes
  14. chalee94

    chalee94 <font color=green>I thought all sand was ground up

    Aug 14, 2006
    so far, just one of the OKW prints i got at the gift shop there. (some other displayables, but that's the only art/print).

    i have been tempted by the chinese fakes on ebay...not sure what the quality would be like, though... :)
  15. Mrsjvb

    Mrsjvb DIS Veteran

    Sep 5, 2007
    not Disney but we do have an extensive collection of Chuck Jones stuff. Several Marvin items( DH is a big fan) a Bill Melendez or two and oh yeah a Theodore Geisl. My Pencil sketch entitled "Who Hug is signed by the actress behind Ciindy Lou Who.

    I also have an original John Alvin. it is a pencil sketch of what eventually became the European Release Promo poster for Aladdin. we bought it just before he died. it has appreciated in value tremendously
  16. bdoyledimou

    bdoyledimou Pop Road Warrior -Travelling they way they did in

    Aug 13, 2008
    my wife purchased the entire Maggy Parr series of "old classics" -- i choked at the price, but they certainly do make our entry hall very classy :)

    She also buys the "Big Figs" and and the statuettes/casts -- and etched glass prints --

    Last year we had issues crossing the border with all the art -- it needed to be reviewed and cataloged by Canada customs.
  17. Hollymom1229

    Hollymom1229 Art's Girl

    Apr 10, 2001
    We have quite a bit of Disney artwork. Most of it is by Larry Dotson. I think we have all of his Haunted Mansion pieces and his Animal Kingdom Lodge pieces. We also have a few other Haunted Mansion prints, a print of Saratoga Springs Resort, a cel of Jack Skellington that we had made for us, some Disney holiday work, and others that I can't remember off the top of my head.
  18. riversend22

    riversend22 Earning My Ears

    Mar 30, 2014
    Hubby and I started collecting Disney art on our trip last year. Art pieces were actually the majority of the souvenirs that we brought home..LOL. We were able to meet Greg McCoullough, who as far as I know is a pretty popular Disney illustrator. He ended up signing 2 prints for us - One is an amazing drawing of Donald Duck as "bobafett" and the other is of Donald, goofy and pluto as the three hitchhikers from the Haunted mansion. It was rumored that he was going to do a companion piece of Scrooge McDuck as "jangofett", so we're hoping to snatch that up this year.

    We also picked up a gorgeous print of the little mermaid at the art store in Downtown's hanging in our entryway and I love looking at it everytime I come in the door!

    We also have a few Thomas Kincaid prints as I'm a very big fan of his work.

    Lastly, my husband took a few stills from Beauty and the Beast (my fave) and did a paint over on them. One of the pictures is of the mural but my husband changed the appearance of prince and belle to match our looks from our was super sweet!!

    So yeah, apparently I am very passionate about my Disney art...LOL :artist:

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