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Shelby, holding phone, and his brother Sandy, pause for a selfie in front of one of their latest paintings, "Pirate Tweety & Pirate Sylvester".

Shelby and Sandy @ Chuck Jones Gallery

Brothers Shelby and Sandy made their debut at the Chuck Jones Gallery in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego on Saturday evening, November 12.

Craig Kausen, left, president of the Chuck Jones Companies, discusses the collaborative work of Shelby (second from right) and Sandy, brother artists.

Craig Kausen, left, president of the Chuck Jones Companies, discusses the collaborative work of Shelby (second from right) and Sandy, brother artists.

The brothers “collaborated” with Chuck Jones on the above image, Jones’s last unfinished painting of “Sherwood Forest Group” by creating a cel-like overlay of them and Chuck, along with the Warner Bros. animation characters made famous by Jones sitting around a campfire telling stories.

Regarding the work, they said, “Sherwood Forest Group is Chuck Jones’ final oil painting, left unfinished at the time of his passing in 2002. 14 years later, Shelby and Sandy used traditional cel animation techniques to finish this collaborative painting. The campfire is a metaphor for storytelling, where a narrative is passed on from one to another.”

Hundreds of guests viewed five new paintings by Shelby and Sandy.

Hundreds of guests viewed five new paintings by Shelby and Sandy.

Sought after by Hollywood’s hottest young stars in films and music, such as Zac Efron, Drake, and Mariah Carey, Shelby and Sandy’s commission schedule is booked for the foreseeable future.

Shelby, holding phone, and his brother Sandy, pause for a selfie in front of one of their latest paintings, "Pirate Tweety & Pirate Sylvester".

Shelby, holding phone, and his brother Sandy, pause for a selfie in front of one of their latest paintings, “Pirate Tweety & Pirate Sylvester”.

This, the brother’s gallery debut, was met with great collector enthusiasm. Earlier in the week, their first limited edition fine art reproduction on canvas, sold out within minutes.

The Murphy family, father Brian, left, with Shelby, mother Diana, Jody, Sandy, and Cory.

The Murphy family, father Brian, left, with Shelby, mother Diana, Jody, Sandy, and Cory.

Pirate Pepe relaxes amid the flowers. Painting by Shelby and Sandy.

Pirate Pepe relaxes amid the flowers. Painting by Shelby and Sandy.

Collectors of their work pose with Shelby, far right.

Collectors of their work pose with Shelby, far right.

You can follow Shelby and Sandy on Instagram: instagram.com/shelbyandsandy/

Photos by Bijan.

 

 

Visit Our New Location in Santa Fe, New Mexico!

The Chuck Jones Gallery–Santa Fe has moved to a new location, 126 W. Water St. at the corner of Ortiz. Our new gallery location is in a beautiful adobe building; the interior has an intimate and welcoming feeling to it with nooks and crannies to explore. We believe you’ll find it the perfect place to visit when you’re in Santa Fe to view all of the latest offerings from Chuck Jones, Dr. Seuss, Charles Schulz, Fabio Napoleoni, Mike Kungl, and many others.

Chuck Jones Gallery, 126 W. Water St., at Ortiz in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Chuck Jones Gallery, 126 W. Water St., at Ortiz in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Gallery Director, Toshi Sanchez, center, is flanked by art consultant and gallery assistant, Erin Gould, on the left; art consultant Jessica Haring is on the right.

Gallery Director, Toshi Sanchez, center, is flanked on the left by art consultant and gallery assistant, Erin Gould; art consultant Jessica Haring is on the right. 

The gallery is open seven days a week. For more information, call toll free 800-290-5999 or local 505-983-5999.

The gallery is open seven days a week. For more information, call toll free 800-290-5999 or local 505-983-5999.

Stan Lee & Anthony Winn + Special Guest Felix Cane @ Chuck Jones Gallery

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What a night!  The Chuck Jones Gallery hosted a reception for the super hero creator, author, artist and all around bon vivant, Stan Lee, and his protege and collaborator, Anthony Winn last night that was attended by hundreds (seemed like thousands!) of collectors and fans from around the globe.  Thank you all for coming by the gallery and making the event such a big success!

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Stan Lee! Stan Lee! Stan Lee! Stan Lee! Stan Lee! The crowd views the artwork in anticipation of Stan Lee's arrival at the Chuck Jones Gallery.

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Stan Lee, ever the gentleman, graciously took a few minutes to address the crowd at the gallery. 

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And took a few minutes to introduce his protege and collaborator, the artist Anthony "Tony" Winn. 

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They quickly settled into a rhythm of signing & dedicating artwork purchased at the show. 

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The hand of a master.

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A group of lucky collectors share a laugh with Stan Lee.

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Erin Liddell, one of the Chuck Jones Gallery's most sought after consultants takes five to pose with Stan Lee fans and collectors.

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The staff of the gallery pose with Miss World Pole Dancer 2009, Felix Cane, who had wowed the crowd with a brief performance later in the evening, along with the artist Tony Winn. 

Image of the Day: Bugs Director: Chuck Amuck

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In 1989, Chuck Jones' autobiography Chuck Amuck was released with much fanfare and critical acclaim. In a series of appearances at art galleries around the nation that launched the release, Jones was overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and admiration from his legion of collectors, fans and admirers.

One aspect of book publishing is the all important cover art, and in the case of Chuck Amuck there was no doubt who would be providing said art.  Chuck Jones created this image of Bugs Bunny seated at an animator's desk, quickly animating Daffy Duck with the sign "Rabbit Season"; it is, in essence, a flurry of drawings as they fly off his drawing surface. 

Released at the same time as his autobiography, Bugs Director: Chuck Amuck is a 16 field (13.5" x 16.5") hand-painted cel art edition.  The line for the edition was created by Mr. Jones in graphite and then beautifully inked (with a brush) by him, it was then transferred to acetate sheets, painted and Mr. Jones then hand-signed each example in the edition.  It is the perfect centerpiece to any collection of Chuck Jones art.  Learn more about it here