James Dean

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

James Dean Pencil Portrait
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The quality of the prints are at a much higher level compared to the image shown on the left.


A3 Pencil Print-Price £45.00-Purchase

A4 Pencil Print-Price £30.00-Purchase

*Limited edition run of 250 prints only*

All Pencil Prints are printed on the finest Bockingford Somerset Velvet 255 gsm paper.

P&P is not included in the above prices.


It’s one of the last photographs of him. There he is in his newly acquired Porsche 550 Spyder sports car, complete with shades on a sunny California morning. Sitting alongside him is his friend, mechanic Rolf Wutherich. It’s September 30, 1955 and the moment will be captured by Sanforth Roth, the internationally known photographer whose work had, by then, appeared in Time, Life, Look, Fortune, and Paris Match, amongst others.

Roth was following James Dean to do a photo feature on an amateur road race he was attending in Salinas. The journey would be over 300 miles and at the last moment, the impetuous 24 year old opted to drive his new car rather than towing it. The Ford station wagon had a trailer for the Spyder attached, but it would never be used.

Roaring off ahead, there would be no question of tailing the Porsche and when he next saw the vehicle, Roth would end up capturing on film the actor’s transition from promising newcomer to stellar immortal.

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American Legends - James Dean


Several interesting interviews with people who knew and worked with Dean.