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May 10, 2011
Pixar fine art debuts Sunday in Old Sacramento

Postcard_Front_6x9_front-800x533.jpgNine artists who composed paintings inspired by Pixar films will be on hand to debut the collection of fine art in Old Sacramento Sunday.

The Pixar Collection, a portfolio of 12 pieces of artwork - each inspired by one of the Emeryville studio's first 11 feature-length films - is the first time an interpretive art program has been done for Pixar, said Michael Young, president of Collectors Editions, publisher of Disney Fine Art.

The Vault at Stage Nine, an animation art gallery and platinum gallery for Disney Fine Art, is presenting the collection.

"There is amazing art out there from the film, but this is an amazing art interpretation," he said.

Eleven artist were selected for the program and paired with a film based on their artistic and emotional style. For example, impressionist Harrison Ellenshaw was paired with the film "Up," while comic book artist Bill Morrison was given "The Incredibles." Other artists include Mike Kungl, Rodel Gonzalez, Trevor Carlton, Tim Rogerson, James Coleman, Lorelay Bove, Jody Daily, Noah and John Rowe.

Artist Daniel Arriaga was selected to pay homage to all 11 films in one composition titled "The Pixar Storyline." A lithograph of Arriaga's composition also is the most affordable piece available at $89.

Each piece of artwork is available in various limited editions and sizes, from $195 for petite editions to premium editions (which will be embellished and signed by the artists) for around $1,000. Originals also are available, although three have already sold, said Troy Carlson, owner of Stage Nine and The Vault at Stage Nine.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the California State Railroad Museum. Guests must purchase admission to the museum to attend the event, but two admissions will be credited to any purchase of Pixar artwork during the event, a news release states.

To view the collection or to obtain pricing information, click here. More information about the collection and animation art also will be featured on Friday in our Ticket section.

Image credit: "The Pixar Storyline" by Daniel Arriaga, courtesy of Disney/Pixar

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