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Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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Chuck Jones
"TOO-LOOSE LE DUCK" LIMITED EDITION PRINT, SIGNED, ACCOMPANIED BY A LETTER FROM JONES
Color lithograph (13 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.; 33.5 x 44.5cm). Titled, numbered, and signed by Jones in the lower margin of the print, matted and framed. [With]: 3pp. typed letter signed "Chuck" in pencil, and dated 29 August 1995, on Jones's stationery (8 1/2 x 11 in.; 21.5 x 28 cm).  
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Literature

Dave Itzkof, Robin, New York 2018, p. 269

Catalogue Note

Limited edition print, number 25 of 35, signed, with a candid letter from Jones to Williams

Williams was a lifelong fan of cartoons, and frequently cited Jones as a source of inspiration. The print was given to Williams by Jones in appreciation for the former writing the foreword to Chuck Reducks: Drawing from the Fun Side of Life (1996). Jones writes: "In appreciation, enclosed please find a portrait of Toulouse Le Duck, a small gift for a superb introduction to my questionable biography...I consider--consider, hell, I know--Robin Williams to be the greatest physical humorist of my time. Verbal too, but the gentle pyrotechnics and explosive intimacy of Robin Williams, if it could be canned, would be the sole source of nutriment to this, and I believe, all other animators." Jones then goes on to explain the rules he adheres to when animating some of his characters, to include Road Runner and Daffy Duck: "When assigned a role (Robin Hood) Daffy, a feathered Errol Flynn, takes the part seriously. Bugs has fun with it; a cotton-tailed Robin Williams."  

Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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New York