Dead Friends 5 by John Douglas


Small (16.4" x 21.0")

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Synthetic polymer paint and newspaper collage on paper. From a series documenting friends who have died from HIV/AIDS related illnesses.

While he could still sit upright one of John’s greatest joys was reading the newspaper with Byron the dog.


  • sparklydina
    sparklydinaalmost 7 years ago

    I love this, john – whimsical and awkward.

  • thanks very much! That’s me – whimsical and awkward

    – John Douglas

  • sparklydina
    sparklydinaalmost 7 years ago

    aw, well I think it’s absolutely gorgeous…reminds me of some deap-seated childhood memory I can’t quite bring to mind….

  • thnaks, kinda what I try and do – access that childhood/childlike state

    – John Douglas

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanalmost 7 years ago

    fabulous art John, the sort /style ? of painting I would love to be able to do .

  • wow thanks that is a wonderful compliment!

    – John Douglas

  • silvizee
    silvizeealmost 7 years ago

    Well done, John, beautiful depiction of humanity

  • thanks very much silvia, much appreciate your saying that

    – John Douglas

  • Susan Grissom
    Susan Grissomalmost 7 years ago

    This is wonderful and poignant and yes awkward and whimsical. Bryon the dog looks just like Angel my floopy earred bunny wabbit. Brillantly done

  • thanks susan, looking forward to seeing angel star in a series one day!

    – John Douglas

  • mklau
    mklaualmost 7 years ago

    Your talents are just wonderful John… This image made me weep and smile

  • thanks that is the best compliment anyone could have

    – John Douglas

  • Midori Furze
    Midori Furzealmost 7 years ago

    I like the dog.

  • John Douglas
    John Douglasalmost 7 years ago

    thanks, he was a stinky dog but looked good for painting

  • Andrew Mark
    Andrew Markalmost 7 years ago

    i love this. so interesing and simple.
    great job

  • thanks very much andrew

    – John Douglas

  • paulcompton
    paulcomptonalmost 7 years ago

    Lovely work.

  • thanks you very much paul, am glad you like it was one of the few of mine I was happy with

    – John Douglas

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