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James Dean at home in denim

European artist hangs artwork in Fairmount

Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 12:01 am

Monday afternoon, a few people in Fairmount got a taste of what life might be like in New York City when British artist Ian Berry came in from Sweden to hang his original piece of art . The work is 7 foot 8 inches square and with the help of a bucket truck and some bolts, now hangs on the outside wall of the Fairmount Antique Mall at the corner of Washington and Main Streets.

Berry, who lives in Sweden, creates highly detailed artwork from pieces of denim material that he glues together. From a distance away, the piece Berry made for Fairmount looks like a photograph of James Dean. In the background is a marquis saying "Rebel Without a Cause," and the architecture from the town's Citizens Exchange Bank. If one stands directly underneath the painting, the edges of many pieces of denim can be seen.

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