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Lot 2040
Two Movie World Hand-Painted Signs by Von Dutch


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Kenny "Von Dutch" Howard was an American original who made a name for himself in the 1950s with his wild pinstriping, flying eyeballs and other creations in the same ranks as Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. The mid-1970s found Von Dutch at a low point when his old friend Ed Roth talked the Movie World's Cars of the Star Exhibit in Buena Park to hire him on as a painter. It was while he was there that actor Steve McQueen became friends with Von Dutch and invited him to come live at his airport facility near Santa Barbara. These two signs were created when Movie World started up a collector car auction company. These are the original signs created for the auction house by Von Dutch and have been in the possession of the former auction manager since the late 1970s. Both signs are freehand and show off the artist's talents. Both have some warping and paint loss on the edges and should be handled with care. Accompanied by Letter of Authenticity. The "Office" sign is 44" x 28", the "Cashier" sign is 26" x 12", lot of 2.

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