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  • James Dean signed portrait to sell at RR Auction
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    Paul Fraser
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James Dean signed portrait to sell at RR Auction

A portrait of James Dean signed by the actor is selling at RR Auction on August 10-17.

At the bottom left Dean has added his signature, along with a mysterious inscription.

James Dean portrait

This portrait of James Dean is by an artist named Ray Lucas 

It reads: “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."

The charcoal and pastel illustration was executed by artist Ray Lucas in 1955 - the year Dean died. It’s unclear how he and Dean met, or who Kitty was.

The lot last sold for $8,962 when it crossed the block in a major auction of pieces from the Planet Hollywood collection in 2002.

The time around it’s valued in excess of $18,000.

Interested in James Dean memorabilia? We have one of the best signed photographs on the market.

A circular table seen on two seasons of the Colbert Report (2010-2012) is offered with an estimate of $5,000 up.

It was used during the segments were host Stephen Colbert interviews a celebrity guest. Some of the names that have sat at the table include Michelle Obama, James Cameron and Sugar Ray Leonard.

The sale will also feature the umbrella Britney Spears used to bash in a paparazzo’s windows in 2007.

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
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