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Sakura in the Red Rabbit suit chased by The Snowy
Source: TV
Layers: 1
Sketches: 1
Cel Number: A8
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Added 8/3/2002
Updated 12/4/2013
This cel went up on the first day of my gallery’s creation and has rarely been out of the top-fifty favorites of my gallery since, so I’ve left this page live. It is, as the previous page notes, the first animation cel that I ever purchased, at an eBay auction on July 15, 2000.

As I knew I'd be out of town when it closed, I put in a high reserve and hoped for the best. (But it had Kero-chan in it!) As a result, I overpaid, at least by 2000 cel prices. Later, I commented to a fellow collector that I felt a little guilty about the price I'd paid.

Then I went to an artist's fair and looked through what was on sale and for how much. Yikes cubed! And not even original works: copies of photographs, lithographs, prints, etc., all much more expensive than the cel I paid too much for. And all "in your face" "ART shouldn't be pretty so contemplate the squalid side of life" stuff.

Heck, if I want that kind of artistic experience, I thought, I'll think "we are dust, and to dust we shall return." Then I'll look under my bed and wonder if the dustballs rolling around there are somebody coming or going. And then I'll go buy two cels for the same price (or four or five if I catch a sale and/or am careful). They are, after all, one-of-a-kind items, which is not true of most of the "art" for sale.

[And don't get me started on Thomas Kinkaid, "the painter of light."]

Heh. If admiring looks -- mine and other collectors' -- were to determine financial value, this cel would be one of my most costly treasures.

Besides ... look what it started!

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