Our dear friend the artist John Andersson, Jona Blund Nation, passed away in January 2023. He walked away over the yellow brick road and took his wonderful world with him. Longest Night has collaborated with John on a series of magical prints and in December 2023 we presented all graphics including four new prints as a part of the exhibition Turbulator at Röda Sten Konsthall, Göteborg. The four new prints are published with the permission of the newly formed organisation John Anderssons Vänner who are responsible for preserving and spreading John’s artistic legacy from this square dimension. Continuing the collaboration after John’s passing is our attempt to keep the gates to his universe open.
The second print, “Lycko-Pärs resa” – “Lucky Peter’s Journey” borrows the title from a Strindberg play, with Popeye’s Swee’Pea on a bike traveling through a turquoise green retro-futuristic landscape part space station part Renaissance garden. John’s mother reached out to him in a dream and told him that the image was missing a waterfall at the horizon, which he of course added subsequently.