Saturday, December 7, 2013
Art Since 1965
Laurie Anderson is a celebrity performance artist and composer. Now, she is most famous for being the widow of Lou Reed, but in the late 1970s and into the 1980s, she had a very large and loyal following as a performance artist.
"O Superman" was her big best-selling success. It remained largely unknown in the USA except to artists and art professionals, but it was number 2 on the charts in the UK and in Europe in 1981.
I watched her perform this piece for an audience of art students in Kansas City in a free concert in 1980. At the time, it sounded so excitingly new. Now, 33 years later, it sounds to me somewhat dated.
Posted by Counterlight at 2:39 PM