Daniel Johnston

A prolific singer/songwriter, Daniel Johnston has released over 30 albums since
1981 and has generated a huge cult following throughout his long career. Amongst
his fan base are included such luminary musicians as Kurt Cobain, Sonic Youth,
and Tom Waits. Daniel was the subject of the heart-wrenching and inspiring
documentary, "The Devil and Daniel Johnston," released in 2005.

Daniel has exhibited his art in sold out shows across the globe. His drawings are
a pure outpouring of emotion and symbolism, stemming from his vast imagination
and his ongoing struggle against mental illness and manic depression. He is
an Icon. Many of the drawings we are offering for sale were taken from Daniel's
personal High School and College Notebooks. These pieces are a rare glimpse
into the artist's private world and you are able to see beginning glimpses of many
of the characters and symbols that have become fixtures within his art. Included,
also, is what one Daniel Johnston scholar has cited to be the first sketch
incarnation of Daniel's famous "Hope Tree" painting that graces the cover of
his "1990" album.

Original Artwork For Sale (click image for larger picture):

"Hope Tree"
8 1/2"x11" unframed
Black Marker on Lined Notebook Paper
(paper is slightly offwhite)

Late 1970's

"The Adventures of a Broken Heart"
8 1/2"x11" unframed
Blue Ink on Lined Notebook Paper
(paper is slightly offwhite)

Late 1970's

This is one of the first drawings (possibly the first) of Daniel's Hope Tree, one of his famous subjects and the cover of his 1990 album.

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