One of our favorite artists is Dave Perillo. He’s long been inspired by kitschy 1950′s Sci-Fi movies, Ray Harryhausen, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Henson among others (all things we totally dig). We recently covered his delightful Muppet posters and are thrilled to report that he’s now reinterpreting some other classic Disney characters.
Since I was a child, I’ve been inspired by the whimsical but complex work of designer Mary Blair, who was the famous art director of Disney’s “it’s a small world.” Her impressionistic take on the spirit of the 50′s is always a stunning blend of color, geometry, and style.
To say that Dave’s latest piece caught me off guard is an understatement. It is very clearly inspired by Mary Blair and interprets Disney’s delightful 1951 Alice in Wonderland characters in a playfully quirky way. You can’t help but feel the spirit of Mary Blair in Dave’s latest work of art, “Alice.”
While this tall print evokes Alice falling down the rabbit hole, Haunted Mansion fans may also get the feeling of the stretching room portraits from the classic Disneyland attraction.
Dave ‘gets it’ and has produced something that Disney fans, animation lovers and art collectors alike should all find interesting.
Unfortunately, this limited edition is already close to selling out. You can find it on the fantastic site, Dark Ink.