'Sesame Street Magazine.' Original Illustration art Big Bird, Cookie Monster. Burt and Ernie

By esteemed children's book Illustrator, John Kurtz, 'Sesame Street Magazine' Original Art (Sesame Workshop, 1980'/1990's). Published by The Jim Henson Company, Walt Disney Publications. Certificate of Authenticity by The Cricket Gallery.
The faces have been trimmed and taped to the board. Signed by Kurtz in the lower right hand corner.  Included are your Sesame Street favorites: Big Bird, Burt and Ernie, Cookie Monster, the Count, Grover, Guy Smiley and the Doctor.
Stunningly hand-painted with Dr. Martins Watercolor paint  on D'Arches 140 lb hot press paper.  This outstanding  illustration has an image area measuring 12.5 x  9. and is protected by two cels.  Cels are taped to paper but the paper can easily be removed before framing. In Excellent condition. On the back of the paper (which was reused) is mock up of type for A Small World Disney book. 
John Kurtz is a master of the lost art of illustration, using paints, ink, pencils, airbrushes and more to conjure the imagery that has brought joy to so many. Over his long career, he’s created work for publishers like Disney Press and Scholastic, done character work for Cartoon Network, Sesame Street and Nickelodeon, and crafted memorable advertising for Coca-Cola. With over 25 Winnie the Pooh books in his pocket, it’s a safe bet that you grew up with John’s artwork, or shared it with children of your own.

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