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    Black Lincoln Bust on Black Wood by Leo Cherne. Cherne was a true twentieth century Renaissance man. He was an economist, public servant, author, musician, and sculptor, among other talents. He served nine American presidents from Roosevelt to George H.W. Bush. Besides Lincoln, Cherne is most famous for his sculptures of Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy. Interestingly, Marilyn Monroe commissioned Cherne to create a clay sculpture of her, which he regretfully destroyed at the time of her death. The handsome bust offered here is made of a light gray metallic material, finished in a dark bronze patina, and mounted on a square base of black wood. The base measures approximately 5.5" wide x 5.25" deep x 3.75" tall. The bust measures approximately 5.25" wide at its widest point x 7" deep x 10.5" tall. It is signed "1955 Leo Cherne" on the left side of the neck. There are a few small scattered chips on the right side of the head, and one small scratch behind the neck, but they do not detract from the overall power of this truly wonderful Lincoln item.

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    February, 2007
    26th-27th Monday-Tuesday
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