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    A Large Collection of Celebrity Toothbrushes and Notes, 1986-1987. Approximately 50, of various styles, colors, and designs, owned and used by numerous celebrities of the 1980s; together with notes either written by the celebrity or his or her secretary relating to the donation of the toothbrush; all obtained by artist Mark Schilder who spent over a year asking the famous for their used toothbrushes so that he could incorporate them into his painting titled "Seven Days of Frowning," a work that received much media attention back in 1987 because of its odd nature. Those who sent a toothbrush and a signed or handwritten note include (in alphabetical order): Rosanna Arquette, Mayor Tom Bradley, Dick Clark, Phil Collins, Sally Field, Michael J. Fox (who makes a reference to "Back to the Future"), Don Henley, Ann Landers, Rob Lowe, John Mellencamp, Bob Newhart, Ally Sheedy, Neil Simon, Paul Stanley (of KISS), and Sting; those who sent a toothbrush with a note from their secretary include (in alphabetical order): Mario Andretti, Pat Boone, George Burns, Jean-Claude Cristo, Emilio Estevez, Erik Estrada, Farrah Fawcett, Malcolm Forbes, Steve Guttenberg, Bob Hope, Loretta Lynn, LeRoy Neiman, John Ritter, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Aaron Spelling; those who outright refused to send a toothbrush via notes from their secretaries include (in alphabetical order): Alan Alda, Lee Iacocca, Henry Kissinger, George Lucas, Gregory Peck, Richard Pryor, Queen Elizabeth II, Ronald Reagan, Robert Redford, Steven Spielberg, Sylvester Stallone, and James Stewart (though he handwrote the rejection letter himself - nice old guy!); a few other miscellaneous toothbrushes and notes are also part of this collection as are 1986 to 1988-era magazines and newspapers with articles about Mark Schilder's artwork. (See previous three lots as they're from this same project.)
    Various Sizes

    Years later, Schilder decided to dismantle his work but salvaged the celebrity toothbrushes from it; because of this, there is glue residue on all of these toothbrushes.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2013
    10th Saturday
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