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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. Lurie has published two books of his work, Learn To Draw, a compilation of black and white drawings and most recently A Fine Example of Art, a full color book of over 80 reproductions.

Prior to focusing on painting, Lurie led the band The Lounge Lizards, which went on to make music for 20 years. During this time, Lurie recorded 22 albums and composed scores for over 20 movies, including Stranger than Paradise, Down by Law, Mystery Train, Clay Pigeons, Animal Factory, and Get Shorty, which earned him a Grammy nomination. Lurie also starred in three films directed by Jim Jarmusch, as well as a host of other films. He wrote, directed and starred in the cult classic “Fishing with John,” a series that is now part of The Criterion Collection. Lurie is also responsible for the incredible music of Marvin Pontiac.


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Challenge Jazz
1999

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Fishing With John...

Challenge Jazz
1998

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African Swim And...

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1998

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Down By Law

Challenge Jazz
1988

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