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“EMPTY THAT GLOVE!” Limited Edition Cel signed by Muhammad Ali

This is a limited edition cel issued in 1997 “EMPTY THAT GLOVE!”

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, the Looney Tunes are in the ring with Muhammad Ali!” This dynamic image captures “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali preparing for a title bout with the heavyweight champion of cartoon comedy, “That Oscar-winning Rabbit,” Bugs Bunny. Referee Yosemite Sam is admonishing the Wascally Wabbit (on stilts!) to cease and desist with the age-old gag and empty his glove of contraband. Digitally dropped into the cartoon world through the magic of modern technology, the Olympic Gold Medalist, three-time World Heavyweight Champion, and overall World Famous personality Muhammad Ali once again joins the Looney Tunes characters for an unforgettable cartoon bout!

This limited edition cel began with an original drawing of the characters. The master ink line of this drawing, along with the Warner Bros. seal of authenticity, was then silk-screened onto an acetate sheet (or "cel"). Each cel was then expertly hand-painted on the reverse side. The original background was reproduced using the lithography process.

In the final step of production, the limited edition number was inked on each cel in an edition size of 650. Each cel was individually signed by
Muhammad Ali. Upon completion of the edition, the master inking and original background were archived. An “H.C.,” or Hors de Commerce, is one in a series of proofs that were produced in addition to the regular edition and is not intended for resale.

This certificate accompanies piece number 252 in an edition of 650.

This is a limited edition cel issued in 1997 “EMPTY THAT GLOVE!”

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, the Looney Tunes are in the ring with Muhammad Ali!” This dynamic image captures “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali preparing for a title bout with the heavyweight champion of cartoon comedy, “That Oscar-winning Rabbit,” Bugs Bunny. Referee Yosemite Sam is admonishing the Wascally Wabbit (on stilts!) to cease and desist with the age-old gag and empty his glove of contraband. Digitally dropped into the cartoon world through the magic of modern technology, the Olympic Gold Medalist, three-time World Heavyweight Champion, and overall World Famous personality Muhammad Ali once again joins the Looney Tunes characters for an unforgettable cartoon bout!

This limited edition cel began with an original drawing of the characters. The master ink line of this drawing, along with the Warner Bros. seal of authenticity, was then silk-screened onto an acetate sheet (or "cel"). Each cel was then expertly hand-painted on the reverse side. The original background was reproduced using the lithography process.

In the final step of production, the limited edition number was inked on each cel in an edition size of 650. Each cel was individually signed by
Muhammad Ali. Upon completion of the edition, the master inking and original background were archived. An “H.C.,” or Hors de Commerce, is one in a series of proofs that were produced in addition to the regular edition and is not intended for resale.

This certificate accompanies piece number 252 in an edition of 650.

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