Daniel Johnston’s Drawings Are as Wildly Inventive as His Music

Daniel Johnston’s Drawings Are as Wildly Inventive as His Music

Drawings by the late artist Daniel Johnston like “Satan is Going to Die,” “Kiss Me Again,” and “Life in Vain” are featured in an exhibit at Dallas's Ro2 Art Gallery called “Story of An Artist & Songs of Pain," running through July 31.Though Daniel Johnston is best known for his music, he was also a prolific visual artist who created thousands of drawings and sketches. By far the most famous of these is Hi, How Are You, the now-iconic black and white image of a frog with eyes that look like antennas. Originally drawn for the cover of Johnston’s 1983 cassette, Hi, How Are You: The Unfinished Album, the frog and his friendly question still adorn a brick wall at Guadalupe and Twenty-first streets near the University of Texas. Johnston painted them there 28 years ago, and though the Sound Exchange record store that commissioned the mural is long gone, the art is world-famous. Kurt Cobain wore it on a T-shirt for several public appearances, and last…View Original Post

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