James Dean is the legendary hero with a legendary story; live fast and die young. For over half a century, he has captured the world with his casual style, unflinching look and rebel attitude. James Dean has defined the essence of cool and without-a-cause for generations. His star continues to shine brighter and brighter.
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James Dean Denim Mural Erected in Fairmount, Indiana
A beautiful portrait of James Dean, made an entirely out different pieces and colors of denim, is now hanging in the hometown of the icon who helped make denim a fashion staple.
Swedish based British artist Denimu, known for his stunning works made out of denim, has collaborated with the James Dean Gallery and CMG Worldwide, the agent of the Estate of James Dean, to create a large mural on the side of Fairmount Antiques in Fairmount, Indiana.
Last month, the artist and a team of helpers helped place the denim piece resembling Roy Schatt's famous image of Dean. The background of the denim portrait includes another picture of Dean walking in Fairmount during his last visit home.
The artist uses denim to create his images of Dean because of the icon's rich connection to the material, especially in Rebel Without a Cause and its subsequent effect on fashion history. You can see more of Denimu's cool work at denimu.com including more amazing work on James Dean.