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About Daniel Johnston ART


ABOUT Daniel Johnston ART


The art for sale here  are all the ORIGINAL, UNIQUE pieces of art by Daniel Johnston EXCEPT in the case of NUMBERED, LIMITED EDITION PRINTS or POSTERS.


When purchased from this site, you receive a letter of authenticity, and your piece is catalogued with the digital archives of Daniel  The art may appear in subsequent publications, news articles, or books.   Daniel reserves and retains the right to reproduce images of any art he draws and sells.


If you would like to have your name included in an index of fans and collectors in an upcoming Art Book publication, be sure to email with instructions or HOW you'd like to be listed in the COMMENTS portion of your transaction at check-out.

To be listed, we need to know HOW you would like to be listed - we are requesting a NAME or PSEUDONYM and location.  For instance:

A Johannes, Norway
Brenda Billingsly, Philiadelphia, PA
RunningBear, USA


If you have made purchases of art from,,  or in the PAST and would like to be listed, please email with the instructions AND specify the EMAIL ADDRESS that you used in your original purchase.

If you have questions, contact


As with his music-making, Daniel will draw with whatever he has at hand.   Most  15" x 20" and 8 1/2" x 11" pieces sold here are usually done using ink pen or markers (sometimes a ball-point pen, sometimes a "Flair" pen or "Sharpie" marker or other marker).  When colored, he again uses "anything at hand".  Marker coloring are sometimes made using regular consumer-grade color markers or highlighters, but more often with professional grade color markers.  Water colors are either the typical soluble color agent or gaucha water coloring (paste-like opaque water colors).

Daniel is known to sometimes draw on both sides of a page, or one side may have an incomplete work.  This is typically noted.

The PAPER used in most recent work is 15" x 20" illustration board (non-bending board with a smooth white surface) or 8 1/2" x 11" card-stock (65lb to 150lb), but occasionally on typing paper stock (20-22lb).  

The base color is most often white but sometimes other shades or colors.  The older works (from 1970's or 1980's) is copier-grade "typing" paper and often on the back of scrap paper.  It is sometimes lined paper, and sometimes has hole punches, and sometimes paper from spiral notebooks with small holes down the side.


Daniel is a manic-depressive, bi-polar compulsive, "stream of consciousness" artist.  He draws compulsively and does not manage the care of finished art well.  Most art received from Daniel is in imperfect condition - some of the older drawings are creased, folded, yellowed, or stained.   Water colors are often on regular paper and wrinkled from the water color paints.

We have taken the practice of SCANNING the art as received and storing it with a protective cover safe, dry conditions.  We leave it to the buyer to perform any reparations.   Many collectors regard the imperfect state of Daniel's art as part of the character to be preserved and displayed "as-is".


If you have any questions about the exact condition of a piece you are interested in, you are welcome to inquire about the piece before making a purchase.  Otherwise, the piece is in the condition as represented in the scan, and might have blunted edges, folds, dings, and sometimes tears or damage - these are almost always visible in the scans.

Updated: 10-28-2007