Lot 219 § (Books & Works on Paper including Autographs & Memorabilia, 31st March 2020)
Loewy (Raymond) [French born American Industrial Designer] ARR
Mickey Mouse, original gouache and air brush illustration of Mickey Mouse in the form of a child's trike, signed by Loewy date '46 over the copyright for Walt Disney Productions, slight, barely noticeable surface abrasion to the image at the 'handle bar grip, approx 270 x 340 mm., n.p. 
*** Loewy relocated to America in 1919 after WW1 where he served in the French army. He was known by the pres as 'The Man Who Shaped America' and is famous for such designs as the logo's for Shell, Exxon and BP, and design work on the Coca-Cola vending machine, Studebaker, NASA Skylab interior, and Air Force One's livery. He returned to France at the age of 87 years where he died 6 years later.