This blue-jean jacket is so boss. This pic could be evidence of formula for sartorial cool that deconstructed goes something like this: Bowie x Denim = Awesome. Though it’s probably more like this: Bowie x Denim x Cool Person = Awesome. In the specific instance captured in the photo above, the cool person is an art-director colleague at an advertising agency in Los Angeles producing TV commercials for a cool brand.
Here are photos of artist Erik den Breejen’s recently completed “Fashion Heroes Bowie” mural at Rag & Bone in New York City. The artwork was commissioned by the clothing company for the exterior of its Nolita “boutique” jeans store, at the southeast corner of Houston and Elizabeth streets. Earlier in the week we published photos of the the artwork when it was a work in progress. The completed work is a stunning portrait of rock legend David Bowie and composited of hundreds of words from the lyrics to the British musician’s songs “Heroes” and “Fashion.” Incidentally, Bowie himself had lived for years in an otherwise unassuming-looking luxury apartment literally down the block and around the corner on Spring Street, across the street from his pal Moby. (For all we know, he may still have the apartment and be staying there.) See more of den Breejen’s work on his Tumblr and at Freight & Volume.
Brooklyn-based American artist Erik den Breejen is the latest painter to be commissioned by clothing brand Rag & Bone to put up artwork on the side of its downtown New York City flagship jeans store at the corner of Houston and Elizabeth streets. The photos below show den Breejen’s meticulous work-in-progress on an image that will eventually be David Bowie. We’ll be back later in the week to see the finished work. Check out more of den Breejun’s work on his Tumblr and at the Freight and Volume Gallery website.