Johnny Cash Art Inspired By a Black and White Photograph

Somewhat recently, Andy started focusing on more abstract figure paintings. In preparation for our trip to Nashville, he created a piece of Johnny Cash art to honor the late Johnny Cash.

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Andy spent some time searching the internet for photos that inspired him. He finally came across a black and white photograph of Johnny Cash sitting on a couch surrounded by instruments. Andy's painting was loosely based on this image:

 (No copyright violation is intended when sharing this image. For the life of me, I cannot find the name of the photographer. In fact, this photo is posted on multiple sites without proper documentation. If you can verify the photographer, by all means, please tell me so I can include proper credit.)

(No copyright violation is intended when sharing this image. For the life of me, I cannot find the name of the photographer. In fact, this photo is posted on multiple sites without proper documentation. If you can verify the photographer, by all means, please tell me so I can include proper credit.)

Again, Andy's painting was only loosely based on this photograph. He included several other elements as a tribute on his 61x26-inch piece of Johnny Cash art. For example...

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You will notice that Johnny Cash is wearing black because, well, he's known as the Man in Black. The flames represent his song Ring of Fire.

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What's with the horse? Glad you asked. You will notice in the black and white photograph that the couch has a horse design on it. Andy thought it'd be fun to bring it to life.

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You may also notice the "paradise" coffee cup. Once in an interview, Johnny Cash was asked for his description of paradise. His answer? “This morning, with her, having coffee.”

I realize that some of you want to purchase this piece. I regret to inform you that this piece sold in Nashville, less than a week after it was finished. But don't be heartbroken! You can always contact Andy about having him create a similar version for you.

Lori