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Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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New York

Walter Lantz
WOODY WOODPECKER DRAWING AND PHOTOGRAPH, SIGNED, 1979
Tempera and ink on paper (approximately: 4 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.; 12.2 x 14 cm). Original drawing, accomplished in black ink, with yellow and red tempera, with accompanying manuscript inscription by Lantz reading: "To My Good friend Robin Williams | Walter Lantz 1979". [With]: Photo (approximately 7 1/2  x 9 1/2 in.; 19 x 24cm). Inscribed by Lantz, with a drawing of Woody Woodpecker. Matted and framed together.
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Catalogue Note

At the 1979 Oscars, Robin Williams—who had just reached the pinnacle of his Mork and Mindy fame—presented Lantz with a lifetime achievement award. As he passed the statuette to the renowned illustrator, Williams said: "On behalf of the Academy, I'm happy to give you this award for doing strange and wonderful things with a laughing bird." The original drawing present here features Woody Woodpecker with the caption "Hi ya Mork."  

Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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New York