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    Painting by James Dean for School Play. This intriguing portrait of a Greek discus thrower was painted by an 18-year-old James Dean in 1949, and used as a stage prop in the senior class play You Can't Take it With You. The roughly 22" x 27" painting has long since been removed from its original stretch frame, mounted, and sealed in this 27.5" x 32.5" plexiglass display case. It is in Fine to Very Fine condition, with some rust marks around the side and bottom edges, and much of the top edge is missing. The colors are strong and vibrant, and very little fading has affected the painting. A rare and unique sample of the young artist's work. Also included with the lot is a LOA from Dean's speech and drama teacher who directed the play. From the James Dean Museum archive. With COA from David Loehr.

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    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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