Friends & Heroes 2
Building on the success of the first Friend & Heroes launch in 2022, Johnny's iconic series returns for a second edition featuring four new figures. Including actors Heath Ledger and River Phoenix, writer Hunter S. Thompson, and musician Bob Marley, the first three of whom were friends of Johnny, with Bob Marley as a personal inspiration. These personal relationships add a true emotional weight to the pieces. Working from photographic references, each image is stripped back to a simpler and iconic portrayal of the subject, which Johnny then develops and energises with his characteristic freehand flourishes.
“I’d like to see these four people together,” said Johnny about his new subjects. “It would be fascinating. All legends, absolutely.”