Daniel Johnston


Hi! How Are You: The Art of Daniel Johnston and the Curation of the New Story of an Artist Website

From the time Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain wore Daniel Johnston’s artwork on a t-shirt (to say nothing of last year’s meta moment when Kid Cudi got a tattoo of Cobain wearing Daniel Johnston’s artwork on a t-shirt), the eccentric Texan singer-songwriter became as famed for his squiggly line drawings and pure-as-snow paintings as he was for his music and battles with mental health issues. When he died suddenly, at age 58 in 2019, Johnston left behind 17 albums, the reverence of musicians like Tom Waits, Sonic Youth, and The Flaming Lips, one great documentary in 2005’s The Devil and Daniel Johnston, and a body of artwork that’s brutal and funny, poignant and sad, distanced and dear, and all coming from a place few of us could truly understand, yet all of us would delight in.
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Daniel Johnston Tribute Coming to The Contemporary Austin This Fall

This fall, art of the past and present will be represented at The Contemporary Austin. with two exhibitions, Daniel Johnston: I Live My Broken Dreams and Crit Group Reunion,. Named after one of his songs, Daniel Johnston: I Live My Broken Dreams will pay tribute to the works of the Austin icon on the two-year anniversary of his death. Although Johnston is primarily known as an indie musician whose moving and revealing songs favor feeling over perfection, the exhibition will highlight his contributions in other disciplines as well.
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Friendly frogs, meet non-fungible tokens: Daniel Johnston art enters a new era

Daniel Johnston, welcome to the era of non-fungible tokens. The family and estate of the late outsider artist and musician, who rose to prominence in Austin in the 1980s and died in 2019 at age 58, will auction off an NFT of a previously unseen drawing titled “Daniel Johnston Is Alive Somewhere.” To be sold by auction via foundation.app for 24 hours beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, it’s the first in a series of NFTs that Johnston’s estate plans to release.
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Daniel Johnston memorial exhibition opens at Electric Lady Studios

NEW YORK, NY.- Outsider Art Fair, the premier fair dedicated to showcasing self-taught art, art brut and outsider art from around the world, is excited to announce Daniel Johnston: Psychedelic Drawings, an exhibition of over 30 works by the late musician and self-taught artist, on view at Electric Lady Studios, the Greenwich Village recording Mecca founded by Jimi Hendrix in 1969. Curated by renowned American cartoonist, painter, designer and musician, Gary Panter, the exhibition is featured as part of the 29th edition of the Outsider Art Fair in New York, which this year is taking place from January 28th – February 8, 2021 across multiple locations in Manhattan.
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Daniel Johnston Art Exhibition Coming to Electric Lady Studios

Over 30 pieces of Daniel Johnston’s artwork will be displayed in the new exhibition Daniel Johnston: Psychedelic Drawings at Electric Lady Studios in New York. The exhibition, presented by the Outsider Art Fair and curated by Gary Panter, will be up from January 28 to February 7. It’ll be viewable online and in person via scheduled appointment. Tickets are available here.
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Daniel Johnston drawings on display at Electric Lady Studios for Outsider Art Fair

Over 30 of Daniel Johnston's drawings and paintings will be on display at Greenwich Village's iconic Electric Lady Studios as part of the 2021 Outsider Art Fair in NYC. The collection was curated by artist and musician Gary Panter (who helped design Pee-wee's Playhouse), and features many works done in magic marker, including frequent Johnston subjects Casper the Friendly Ghost and Captain America.