Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Our Current Auction Closes Apr 11    
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About US   Featured Lots 
Bidder Login
Bidder #

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends April 11th
Space Auction Preview
Begins Apr 12
ASF Charity Auction (16)
The Alan Bean Collection (17)
The Dave Scott Collection (15)
Dan Schaiewitz Space Collection (37)
General Tom Stafford Collection (6)
Exclusive Meteorite Men Collection (25)
Astronomers (16)
Path to Space (12)
Soviet Pre-1970 Space Program (21)
X-15 & “X-Plane”
Program (9)
Space Models (22)
Project Gemini (34)
Project Mercury (45)
Project Apollo (16)
Nasa Flight Directors and Personnel (17)
Apollo Astronauts (19)
Project Apollo Hardware and Spacesuit Parts (26)
Apollo 1 (9)
Apollo 7 (7)
Apollo 8 (6)
Apollo 9 (10)
Apollo 10 (11)
Aviation (7)
Apollo 11 (79)
Apollo 12 (49)
Apollo 13 (41)
Apollo 14 (24)
Apollo 15 (34)
Apollo 16 (30)
Apollo 17 (29)
Skylab (30)
Apollo-Soyuz (13)
Space Shuttle (61)
Soviet/Russian Post-1970 Space Program (6)
Miscellany (11)
All Preview Items (719)
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2018 Auction Calendar
Jan 10
Jan 18
Feb 7
Feb 15
Mar 7
Mar 15
Apr 11
Apr 19
May 9
May 17
Jun 13
Jun 21
Jul 11
Jul 19
Aug 8
Aug 16
Sep 12
Sep 20
Oct 10
Oct 18
Nov 7
Nov 15
Dec 5
Dec 13
  More Dates & Deadlines

Item 4340 - James Dean Signed Oversized Pastel Portrait Catalog 507 (Aug 2017)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Sold Price: $17,333.75 (includes buyer's premium)


Remarkable oversized original charcoal and pastel portrait of James Dean accomplished by artist Ray Lucas on an 18.75 x 25 sheet, lengthily signed and inscribed in black ballpoint by Dean, "Dear Kitty, Look not in this figure for the greatness that is demanded of me. My meager resources help to answer very little. I among a myriad of sparks that become so called stars suffer to fulfill this simple task-anyway the meek will inherit-James Dean." Also signed in the lower right in charcoal by the artist, "R. Lucas, Hollywood, 55." Somewhat brittle, with several horizontal folds, otherwise fine condition (chipping to edges and a couple paint spots to the lower left corner would all be easily matted out to produce a stunning display piece). Previously owned by Planet Hollywood and sold by Sotheby's in 2002. This incredible signed artwork comes from Dean's defining year: 1955 marked the release of Rebel Without a Cause and East of Eden, followed by his untimely death at age 24. With its thoughtful yet cryptic inscription and enormous size, this is an absolutely stunning one-of-a-kind piece.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.

You must be a registered user and logged in to view Past Auction Item Images

If you do not currently have an account, click here to go to our secure registration page.

Important Information

Tips For Consignors


For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.