New York: Rizzoli, 2009. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's illustrated paper-covered boards, original illustrated folding poster dust jacket.
"If you're an artist, you're sort of primed and inspired, and you start drawing, you sort of have the spirit of what you're listening to, still in you. You just have sort of an inspiration." First edition monograph on late outsider artist Daniel Johnston. Catapulted to fame when Kurt Cobain wore a t-shirt with the cover of his cassette album "Hi, How Are You?" at the 1992 MTV Music Awards, Daniel Johnston remains primarily known as a cult singer-songwriter. This volume, the most comprehensive account of his artwork to date, was the first official presentation of Johnston’s drawings and paintings, and showcases more than 80 original works on paper, most produced using felt marker and ball point pens. Brilliantly illustrated throughout with color plate of pages from Johnston's various sketch books, archives, and paintings; with essays by Dia Art Foundation director and the book's editor Philippe Vergne, and Half Japanese frontman Jad Fair, as well as a short appreciation by comics legend Harvey Pekar. Fine in unclipped dust jacket, which folds open into a poster. Item #4146