One of the myriad reasons why I love a good consignment shop has just come through the door. Although Brian Wilson gets most of the musical credit for The Beach Boys, what with his being a musical genius and all, any good Beach Boys fan will tell you that his brother, Dennis Wilson (The only Beach Boy who could actually surf) was the hottie of the bunch. An impressive drummer and multi-instrumentalist, Dennis had his own solo success in 1977 with an album titled Pacific Ocean Blue.
That same year artist/sculptress JoEllen Trilling (Her work featured in Playboy, National Lampoon and Heavy Metal Magazine) created a doll sculpture of Dennis that would be sold to a private collector. This piece hasn’t been seen since the late seventies and is currently for sale in our shop?! Trilling’s work has been collected by Elton John, Mr. Dustin Hoffman, Cher, David Letterman and numerous other notable celebrity collectors.
We get all kinds of curious things at the shop, but I have to say, this is certainly one of the most intriguing.
We are presently auctioning the sculpture via-Ebay. Go on, take a peek, you know you want to…