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  • Writer's pictureKevin Balmer

James Jean and Dan Cohen Tag Team The Fair-Haired Dumbbell

Updated: Jul 17, 2020

Have you ever wondered how downtown Portland's most whimsical Fair-Haired Dumbbell towers got their psychedelic paint job? Developer Kevin Cavenaugh's ambitious project once again breaks the mold of convention with a $500,000 investment on the building's exterior paint design, bringing a kaleidoscope of color to a city that now seemingly propagates its celebrated "weird" character with full intention. Art designer James Jean and muralist Dan Cohen walk us through how this impressive project was brought to bear.


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