JOHN LURIE

John Lurie made his name as the self-possessed frontman of the legendary downtown jazz/punk band the Lounge Lizards and as a character in Jim Jarmusch films like Stranger Than Paradise and Down by Law. But the Renaissance man has also honed his skills as a visual artist since the early 1970s. At the age of 54, he makes his museum debut with a show that includes 80 recent works on paper depicting the likes of rabbits, buffalo, horses, pigs and birds, accompanied by delightfully mordant text such as "heroin leads to harder drugs" and "New York is for idiots."

P.S.1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Queens, (718) 784-2084. Through Aug. 14.

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