This is a hand painted limited edition cel. Strap on those skates and clear off that Zamboni â€“ itâ€™s face-off time as National Hockey League legend Mario Lemieux comes out of retirement for one last game in â€œGoal, Lemieux!â€ the limited edition cel. This limited edition cel began with a Kirk Mueller layout drawing then each cel was hand painted by studio artists. Each cel was ink-enhanced by hand before being hand-painted on the reverse side. The background by Hector Martinez was reproduced on acid-free paper using a fine art lithography process. Along with approval from the National Hockey League, each â€œGoal, Lemieux!â€ bears the signature of Mario Lemieux. The edition number was hand-inked on each cel in a special edition size of only 350 pieces.
Image Size: 24" x 13.5"
Framed Size: 31" x 22"
Edition Size: 350
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Hand-painted limited editions recreate classic moments from great cartoons, using the same materials and techniques as were used in making the originals. Some limited editions are exact reproductions of frames from the films they represent, while others, such as Chuck Jones’ limited editions, are based on contemporary interpretations of great characters and scenes.
In either case, the animator’s drawing is transferred onto acetate cels, then each is meticulously hand-painted by studio artists. Each piece is hand-numbered in small edition sizes of between 100 and 750. In some cases the finished cels are then signed by the animator.
As the great majority of original cels from the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s are no longer in existence, limited edition cels allow collectors an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy some of the greatest moments in the history of animation.