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“He ( James Dean ) is not our hero because he was perfect”, Warhol said, “but because he perfectly represented the damaged and beautiful soul of our time!”

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dean, dicandia, ink, james, john, sketches

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  • BFosterBFA
    BFosterBFAover 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much Beth. Cheers John

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Wendy  Stivers
    Wendy Stiversabout 5 years ago

    caught my eye as soon as i clicked on your profile- love it

  • Hi Wendy, lovely to meet you. Thanks for appreciating this.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • * RoyAllenHunt *
    * RoyAllenHunt *about 5 years ago

    Great drawing of this iconic figure of American cinema and the Beat Generation. Was this done on rough paper using conte crayon, charcoal? Congratulations on the feature “The New Beat Generation.”

  • Thanks Roy, JD is such a giant for the counter-culture and he is still relevant today. I used gouache and ink on watercolour paper.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • madvlad
    madvladabout 5 years ago

    he was only here 15 minutes, but he still stays around in our minds as long as the late night movies are with us,reat john art- hope all is well- i have beeen in a blank space the last few days-lots of canvases but idea,s seem advoiding me, so i have been drawing, waiting/for my next large painting to show up in my head-it happens usually when i have to much personal crap in my head—can you imagine the movies he might have been in? his he drove a little slower? but we come and go-puff-why i got to tay this long?i don,t know? take care john,keep arting paz-

  • JD would not be as big if he stayed around. His early death ensured him legendary status, which tells us alot about our western idealogy. Thanks to the Greeks and The Romans.
    Maybe just take a break from the painting and divert your attention somewhere else for a bit and then it will come back to you. It happens to me all the time! :))

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Azzurra
    Azzurraabout 5 years ago

    great james dean……..i like this. all the best xoxox

  • Lovely to meet you Azzura. JD was the epitomy of 20th century youth and 21st century for that matter.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • bev langby
    bev langbyabout 5 years ago

    He was just the rebel we all wanted to be i guess….or he didnt give a damn…

  • RosWebb
    RosWebbabout 5 years ago

    beautifully done.

  • Thank you so much Ros, it’s a pleasure!

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • hsien-ku
    hsien-kualmost 5 years ago

    really wonderful artwork!

  • Thank you so much Hsien-ku. Cheers JD

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Marilyns
    Marilynsalmost 5 years ago

    you drew his expression so well that i swear he is really staring at me !

  • He is my idol and I don’t care what people say about him. I adore him! :))

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Michael Creese
    Michael Creesealmost 4 years ago

    Great likeness. A unique painting.

  • Thank you Michael. Always a pleasure to see you here. :)

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

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