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    James Dean Chair from Visit to Kenneth Kendall. This innocuous but attractive wooden chair was sat in by Dean during a January 22, 1955, visit to artist Kenneth Kendall's Melrose Ave. studio. During the visit, Dean and Kendall discussed the art of sculpting, and Dean asked Kendall if he would be interested in doing a sculpture of him. Dean went so far as to have Warner Bros. prepare a life mask for Kendall to use as source material, but Kendall did not begin to sculpt Dean's likeness until the evening following the actor's death. During the ensuing years, Kendall would dedicate his life to perpetuating Dean's legend through his art. The chair is in Excellent condition, and a label describing the chair's history and bearing Kendall's signature is affixed to the underside of this intriguing item. From the James Dean Museum archive.

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    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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