Lot #1060
James Dean

Strikingly unique and oversized artist’s portrait signed in 1955: a year marked by the release of Rebel Without a Cause and his untimely passing
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Description

Strikingly unique and oversized artist’s portrait signed in 1955: a year marked by the release of Rebel Without a Cause and his untimely passing

Exceptional original charcoal and pastel portrait of James Dean, done by artist, Ray Lucas, on a light gray 13.25 x 20 sheet. Image depicts Dean in a leather jacket, resting his head pensively in his right hand. Signed under the image, “R. Lucas, Hollywood 55,” and signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “To a well accomplished artist whom I wish a great deal of success to. With all my best, James Dean, ‘Jim’ 1955.” In fine condition, with two missing corner tips and a few dings to left edge. A visually arresting oversized image, signed twice during Dean’s defining year: the release of Rebel With a Cause and East of Eden followed by his untimely death at age 24. One could not hope to own a more suitable tribute to the cultural icon—the only signed charcoal portrait of Dean we have ever encountered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: August Monthly
  • Dates: #390 - Ended August 15, 2012





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