DISNEY TREASURES COLLECTION: WICKED WISHES
MEDIUM: Hand-Embellished Giclée on Canvas
SIZE: 30" x 12"
EDITION SIZE: 95
ARTIST: Stephen Fishwick
ABOUT THE IMAGE: Inspired by the 1992 film Aladdin. The villain Jafar plots to obtain the Genie's magical oil lamp and to become the world's most powerful sorcerer and ruler of Agrabah.
ABOUT THE MEDIUM: Limited edition prints are reproductions of an original piece of art work. We offer giclée prints on canvas, which are museum quality prints that last the upwards of 100 years. Giclée printing is a process that uses fade-resistant, archival inks and archival substrates to print on large format printers. The run of prints are capped at a specific number. Limited edition prints can be more valuable to art collectors than prints without a restricted number of copies because of the rarity of the prints. Each piece is hand-numbered and embellished by the artist. Each piece also includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Stephen Fishwick’s photo may not be found in Webster’s under the listing for “art,” but it should be, because no other artist combines the elements they describe – sound, color, movement – that affect the aesthetic sense the way he does.
However, once his mother explained to him the perils of life as a starving artist, he simply declared, “Then I guess I’ll just be Spider-Man.” After the likelihood of that reality settled in, Stephen returned his heart to art and took his first formal painting class at age ten. It was in high school that his art first earned him accolades. With the persistence of his high school art teacher, he enrolled at the Art Institute of Pittsburg. Less than a year later, he started working as a professional artist, drawing portraits, caricatures and illustrations.
In 1996, Stephen began expanding his artistic education by studying traditional drawing and painting under Jeff Watts at the Watts Atelier of the Arts in Southern California. Influenced by a wide range of renowned painters, from Norman Rockwell to Salvador Dali, John Singer Sargent to J.C. Leyendecker, Stephen has created a style all his own. “Every day I fall in love with drawing the human face and form,” he says. “My sketchbooks are filled with drawings of life, from people to animals.”
In a career that has spanned over two decades, Stephen has earned widespread acclaim, but two achievements make him most proud: First, his philanthropic endeavors that have raised over $1 million for different charities just since 2004. Second, Stephen is excited to become an official artist of Disney Fine Art, an honor that will allow him to paint Disney characters and bring his artwork to leagues of Disney fans around the world.
ABOUT THE FILM: Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is based on the Arabic folktale of the same name from the One Thousand and One Nights. The film follows Aladdin, an Arabian street urchin, who finds a magic lamp containing a genie. He disguises himself as a wealthy prince, and tries to impress the Sultan and his daughter.
Aladdin was released on November 25, 1992, to critical and commercial success, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1992 earning of over $504 million in worldwide box office revenue. Aladdin garnered two Academy Awards, as well as other accolades for its soundtrack which had the first and only number from a Disney feature to earn a Grammy Award for Song of the Year for the film's theme song sung by Regina Belle.