John Lurie – New Paintings

John Lurie

John Lurie’s drawings and paintings express a disarming mixture of corrosive wit, raw emotion and unblemished sensitivity. His works bear the mark of an outsider, a quality present throughout his idiosyncratic career. To quote the artist: “I like to draw and paint. It is a river to me. I am not an Indian.”

Americans Have the Right to Bear Arms, , a painting by John Lurie
The Invention of Animals, a painting by John Lurie
Give Up. Americans Have the Right to Bear Arms, a painting by John Lurie
Birds of the Hideous Divine, a painting by John Lurie
You Are Here, a painting by John Lurie
Bones Are on the Outside, a painting by John Lurie
Man Cannot Destroy Nature. Nature Is Too Mean, by John Lurie
Bird Falls Near Chinese Garbage, a painting by John Lurie
God Is Funny, a painting by John Lurie
There Is a Caveman in My Apartment Examining the Fur. I Wish He Would Leave, by John Lurie
he Skeleton in My Closet Has Moved Back Out to the Garden, by John Lurie
Bar, a painting by John Lurie
Twelve Bottoms Against Nature, a painting by John Lurie
In This Painting the Artist’s Soul Has Been Corroded by Assholism, by John Lurie
I Am Thankful for My Skeleton. He Is Out in the Garden, a painting by John Lurie
I Was a Coyote, Then I Died, Then I Came Back as a Coyote, a painting by John Lurie
Honk Nosed Lizard and Hydrant, a painting by John Lurie
The Skeleton in My Closet Has Moved Out to the Garden, by John Lurie
Ben Franklin, the Inventor of Trees, a painting by John Lurie
John and Jaya, a painting by John Lurie

Americans Have the Right to Bear Arms, 18”x24”, oil on linen

The Invention of Animals, 9”x12”, ink and oil pastel on paper

Give Up. Americans Have the Right to Bear Arms, 8”x10”, ink and oil pastel on paper

Birds of the Hideous Divine, 16”x20”, watercolor, oil pastel and graphite on clayboard

You Are Here, 12" x 9", ink, oil pastel and graphite on paper

Bones Are on the Outside, 18”x36”, watercolor and ink on clayboard

Man Cannot Destroy Nature. Nature Is Too Mean, 24”x36”, oil on linen

Bird Falls Near Chinese Garbage, 16”x20”, watercolor and ink on canvas

God Is Funny, 7”x10”, ink and watercolor on paper

There Is a Caveman in My Apartment Examining the Fur. I Wish He Would Leave, 11”x14”, watercolor on clayboard

The Skeleton in My Closet Has Moved Back Out to the Garden, 18”x24”, oil on linen

Bar, 14" x 10", watercolor, ink and oil pastel on paper

Twelve Bottoms Against Nature, 35”x16”, oil on linen

In This Painting the Artist’s Soul Has Been Corroded by Assholism, 12”x16”, watercolor, oil pastel and graphite on clayboard

I Am Thankful for My Skeleton. He Is Out in the Garden, 26”x36”, oil on linen

I Was a Coyote, Then I Died, Then I Came Back as a Coyote, 24”x18”, watercolor, ink and oil pastel on paper

Honk Nosed Lizard and Hydrant, 10”x14”, ink, watercolor and graphite on paper

The Skeleton in My Closet Has Moved Out to the Garden, 16”x20”, watercolor, oil pastel and graphite on clayboard

Ben Franklin, the Inventor of Trees, 36”x28”, oil and graphite on canvas

John and Jaya, 18”x24”, watercolor and oil pastel on clayboard

You can see more of John’s artwork, and buy prints, at John Lurie Art.

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