Painting With John
After contemplating how to open his show, artist John Lurie discusses his parents' approach to nurturing their kids' creativity, and his lack of trust in someone until he has heard them laugh.
John crashes his seventh drone in his attempt to film a show opening, shares how his cancer treatment led to a middle-of-the-night disastrous shrimp curry incident, and recalls meeting Barry White.
John recounts how the obsession he and his brother shared for John Coltrane's "Live at Birdland" resulted in an unfortunate Sunday breakfast, and chronicles his epic quest to procure a live eel in Manhattan.
John explains the origin of the painting he made in honour of Gore Vidal, tells the story of the now-famous actor who used to clean his house and ponders the toll that fame took on his friend Anthony Bourdain.
John shares the story of being turned away from the DMV at 17 and how his mother tried to intervene.
John considers the complex songs of tree frogs, recounts ongoing attempts to make his cameraman Erik laugh, and reflects on the challenges and benefits of painting with watercolors.
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