Daily Dose Pick: Daniel Johnston

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Indie-music cult figure and recent art-world discovery Daniel Johnston is a complex outsider artist, haunted by lost loves and fears of Satan.

Often described as a genius, Johnston has a manic-depressive history that has landed him spots on MTV and college radio, in gallery exhibitions and the Whitney Biennial, yet most repeatedly in mental institutions. The artist was the subject of a 2006 documentary, and more recently, a Rizzoli monograph and an offbeat new iPhone app.

Visit Johnston’s website, watch the documentary trailer, check out the tribute game for the iPhone and iPod Touch, read his interview with Harvey Pekar, buy

the Rizzoli monograph, and catch an upcoming performance.

Daniel Johnston, These are the Beast of Times, from the book Daniel Johnston, published by Rizzoli New York, 2009

Daniel Johnston, Hey Baby, from the book Daniel Johnston, published by Rizzoli New York, 2009

Daniel Johnston, ROCK THIS TOWN, from the book Daniel Johnston, published by Rizzoli New York, 2009

Daniel johnston, I think, I draw, I am, from the book Daniel Johnston, published by Rizzoli New York, 2009

Daile Johnston, NEW BREED, from the book Daniel Johnston, published by Rizzoli New York, 2009

Daniel Johnston, Sassy Frass, from the book Daniel Johnston, published by Rizzoli New York, 2009