Abell Presents Disney-The Iwerks Collection

Abell Auction Company is honored to present an extraordinary event: the auction of the esteemed collection of David Iwerks. This exclusive offering encompasses a treasure trove of artifacts, artworks, and memorabilia from Ub Iwerks and the illustrious career of the renowned Disney animator and photographer, David Iwerks.

David Iwerks, a prominent figure in the realm of Disney and photography, is renowned for his invaluable contributions to the magic of Disney. Born into a family with a rich legacy in animation, David inherited a passion for creativity and storytelling from his father, Ub Iwerks, who famously collaborated with Walt Disney in the creation of Mickey Mouse.

Following in his father’s footsteps, David embarked on a remarkable journey in photography, honing his skills and leaving an indelible mark on numerous Disney classics. His keen eye for detail and artistic prowess lent a distinct charm to beloved characters and scenes, earning him widespread acclaim among audiences and peers alike.

Throughout his illustrious career, David Iwerks remained a beacon of creativity and innovation, leaving an enduring legacy that continues to inspire generations of artists and Disney enthusiasts worldwide. His unparalleled contributions have secured his place among the legends of Disney history, ensuring that his spirit of imagination will continue to shine bright for years to come.

This special auction is curated by historian Marc Wanamaker, founder of Bison Archives, which manages research on the motion picture industry.  The auction features vintage Disney plushies, awards, animation cels, Disney memorabilia, signed works, presidential photography, and other collectible items from the Iwerks collection.