Protein is proud to present a stunning in-depth photographic study of cult artist and musician Daniel Johnston by NY portrait photographer Jung Kim. DANIEL JOHNSTON: here, is the culmination of five years of intimate collaboration and friendship between the pair, showcasing a selection from thousands of photographs captured on film since the project commenced in 2008.
We first came across Jung's work last year when we hosted a hugely successful exhibition of Daniel’s drawings at our gallery - Jung was never far from his side, capturing intimate moments of his personal and prolific professional life, both at home and on the road. We're thrilled to announce we will be hosting the London book launch and exhibition at 18 Hewett Street on Thursday 30th May 2013.
The production of DANIEL JOHNSTON: here was funded entirely by Daniel’s fans on Kickstarter, making it one of the most successful crowdfunding photography projects to date. Having spent the last 20 years exposing his heartrending tales of unrequited love, cosmic mishaps and existential torment, Daniel has gained an ever-growing international cult audience. His influence is often cited by both artists and musicians, and his songs have been covered by the likes of Tom Waits, Beck, The Flaming Lips and Spiritualized, to name a few.
All prints, alongside the beautiful photo book, will be on sale throughout the show. Join us for the opening night on Thursday 30th May by submitting your name to www.billetto.co.uk/danieljohnstonhere.
For those that can't make it, the exhibition will be on till 9th June.
About Jung Kim
Photographer Jung Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea, and spent most of her teenage years in Providence, Rhode Island, where she began her formal photographic and print studies at age 14. While attending Parsons, Kim began working in the photo department of TEEN VOGUE, eventually finishing her decade-long editorial career at American VOGUE. She continues to work exclusively with musicians and artists, and her work has been featured in such publications as NYLON, PAPER, Harper’s BAZAAR and BLENDER. DANIEL JOHNSTON: here marks her debut solo exhibition in the UK. Kim currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. www.jungkimphoto.com
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