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    James Dean Motorcycle Sketch. A motorcycle enthusiast like his idol Marlon Brando, James Dean went so far as to by a Triumph 500cc TR5 Trophy model bike after seeing Brando ride a similar model in The Wild One (the bike featured in a famous series of photographs of Dean by Phil Stern). Featured is a stylized pencil sketch paper of an Indian brand motorbike drawn on notebook and signed by a 17-year-old Dean in 1948 -- around the time he knocked out his two front teeth in a bike accident. The sketch is in Very Fine condition with moderate tanning and some tearing along the top from being torn from a pad. It also features one of the earliest known "James Dean" signatures. Up until this point he had signed his name as "Jimmie Dean" or "Jim Dean." A unique piece of artwork. From the James Dean Museum archive. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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