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Work of John Lurie Debuting at BLAST Saturday Night

Opening reception Saturday at 8 p.m.

Reclusive painter John Lurie’s art is coming to Cedar Lane’s , with an opening reception set for Saturday night.

Lurie’s show "The Judge Was Hypnotized by Alcohol" runs until April 1, with Saturday’s reception starting at 8 p.m.

BLAST Gallery offered the following background on the artist: 

John Lurie emerged onto the art scene in the spring of 2004, when he had his first painting exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery. Since then Lurie’s work has been exhibited in esteemed galleries throughout the world. His solo museum exhibits include P.S.1. Contemporary Arts Center in New York, Musee Des Beaux-Arts De Montreal, the Musee d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean in Luxembourg and the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, who gave their entire museum to the presentation of Lurie's work. Both the Wadsorth Athenaeum in Connecticut and The Museum of Modern Art in New York have acquired his work for their permanent collections.

Before painting, Lurie led the band The Lounge Lizards and starred in movies directed by Jim Jarmusch, among other films. Lurie was also profiled in an August 2010 New Yorker article.

muffin March 02, 2012 at 03:59 PM
I'm a huge fan of john lurie's paintings. a print of his "portrait of cow" hangs in my home and is one of my favorite things in the world. but as an even bigger fan of john lurie himself, i feel compelled to point out that the new yorker article which you have links to has been almost universally acknowledged as garbage. by everyone it seems at this point except tad friend. for a much more interesting and relevant take on john lurie and his life today, read http://therumpus.net/2011/06/swinging-modern-sounds-30-what-is-and-is-not-masculine/ and http://www.jambands.com/features/2011/02/01/john-lurie-sustains/ and, for more genius, do yourself a favor and watch his ant and cow story, from "fishing with john" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlXlFB76_eY
maddie March 03, 2012 at 07:07 AM
Poor John Lurie. Will he be stuck with that hideous New Yorker article for the rest of his life?

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