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    Brett Livingstone-Strong Bronze Sculpture of John Wayne Presented to Merv Griffin (1979). Vintage original sculpture constructed of heavy, hollow-cast bronze. Australian artist Brett Livingstone-Strong carved a monumental version of this piece in 1977, from a boulder that had fallen from a mountain onto the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California.

    That original sculpture was sold for over $1 million dollars and now resides at the Lubbock Christian University in Texas. This approx. 30 lb., 11" x 8" x 10" bronze was sculpted in 1979 to commemorate the larger stone sculpture. This bronze features a concave back with integral alignment pins meant for registering and fitting into a wall or larger surface. Inscribed on the base, "Life, Time, Light, In Honor of John Wayne, May 1979, Brett Livingstone-Strong, BLS '79 © 18/50 North America, Life Time Light, The Million $ Rock". This sculpture was dedicated by the artist to celebrity talk show host Merv Griffin who was a close friend to John Wayne. This bronze comes from the personal collection of Merv Griffin. Exhibiting some age and expected patina. In vintage very good to fine condition. Provenance: Classic Consignments, Palm Desert, California consigned by Merv Griffin's son, Tony Griffin. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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