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Thursday, April 3, 2008

John Lurie: A Fine Example of Art

posted by on April 3 at 13:15 PM

It’s a book that’s about to come out from powerHouse Books, featuring the funny and touching paintings by Lurie, a musician/actor/artist (remember him in Jim Jarmusch’s films?).

Here’s a sneak preview of what’s in it.

masTrees007.jpgMan Without Erection Selling Christmas Trees

Jesus008.jpgThe Bible Doesn’t Mention It, But Jesus Loved to Sleep Twelve to Fourteen Hours a Day


Pilgrims005.jpgThe Indians Didn’t Like the Looks of This

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these are entrancing.

Posted by adrian | April 3, 2008 2:44 PM

These were done by a third-grader -

- and not a very talented one, at that.

Posted by COMTE | April 3, 2008 3:52 PM

Ha. I heart the last one. It so clearly conveys the attitude of "Oh hey! Howdy! Just here to be friendly! No cause for concern!"

Posted by leek | April 3, 2008 4:46 PM

If he wasn't a celebrity no one would ever have glanced at these twice. If they ever made it out of the artist's journal they'd be hanging in a coffeeshop in Maltby with little "$25" tags on them.

Posted by Fnarf | April 3, 2008 6:42 PM

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