I got this email today:
My wife and I have been huge Dick Van Dyke fans since the early 1960’s. Would
you please consider forwarding this email to Mr. Van Dyke, since it concerns a
portrait of him that I recently completed. I’m hoping to persuade him to sign
one of my prints for my private art collection of celebrity portraits…
… I realize that this is a brazen request, but I hope that you will consider it
anyway. If you would like, I’ll send you a digital photo so that you can
determine if my Dick Van Dyke drawing is worthy of a signature.