In the late summer of 1996 Ioannis completed the painting SOLITARY CANYON. In the spring of 1997 he was introduced to the recently reformed LYNYRD SKYNYRD who were completing their new album TWENTY thus entitled as it had been twenty years since the tragic event that took the lives of members of LYNYRD SKYNYRD.
The album featured a special duet sung by Ronnie and Johnny Van Zant. Ioannis designed the band’s album and started a relationship that had Ioannis design six albums for the band. The artwork quickly became a fan favorite and was reproduced as t-shirts, posters, buttons and as a stage backdrop for concert tours. The original painting has been appraised at over $25,000.
To commemorate the upcoming greatest hits album, and summer tour Ioannis has created twenty five (25) canvas prints measuring 20″ X 24″ unframed. This is the approximate size of the original painting. Each of the prints are printed in archival inks. Ioannis has hand painted certain sections of each individual canvas print making it a one of a kind original and the closest thing to owning an original Ioannis/Lynyrd Skynyrd painting.
The canvas edition will be limited to these twenty five (25) pieces and not reproduced again. A unique collectable that is certain to gain value in time.
Artwork comes hand signed by Ioannis and with Certificates of Authenticity.