1971 Zappa 200 Motels Animation sequence Drawing /Cells

closed on Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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This lot offers a rare opportunity for fans of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention! We have up for auction a "set up" of one animation drawing and two hand painted animations cells. This art was used for the Mothers film "200 Motels". The 1971 film was written and directed by Zappa and Tony Palmer. The film attempts to portray life on the road as a traveling Rock band and features music by Zappa, the Mothers and the Royal Philharmonic. The film is completely absurd like all things Zappa,and although it's nearly impossible to watch for any non freak, there are a few notable exceptions. The handful of killer performances by the Mothers,Flo and Eddie era are terrific. There are also the memorable appearances from Kieth Moon and Ringo but it's the animation sequences that are truly the best parts here. Zappa's longtime art director, Cal Schenkel added his distinct style to the mix. This ORIGINAL was art was used for the animated sequence that spoofs bassist Jeff Simmons decision to leave The Mothers. Incidentally the role of Jeff was impulsively filled by Zappa with Ringo's Chauffeur,Martin Lickert! This lot includes: One original drawing on paper plus 2 fully inked figures on acetate. One cell of"Jeff and one of his demon!"What Can I Say about this Elixir!!!". These items are UNDAMAGED, NEAR PRiSTINE!

--TITLE: Zappa 200 Motels Set Of 3 Original Animation Cells
--GRADE: Not Graded
--DATE: 1971
--DIMENSIONS: 12.5 in. x 10.38 in.
--PRINTING: MISC; Various items