Laurie Anderson, head and shoulders portrait, facing right, playing the violin, (1996)

Other Minds Programming ➔ Laurie Anderson, head and shoulders portrait, facing right, playing the violin, (1996)

Still image

John Fago
1996-11-01/1996-11-30 | created
Work Type
Photographic print
Image Class
Composer & Performer Portraits
Image Series
OM03: Fago B&W Prints
Laurie Anderson, playing the violin, during her visit to the San Francisco Bay Area as part of the 3rd Other Minds Music Festival in November 1996. Called "America's multi-mediatrix" by Wired magazine and a "modern renaissance artist and agent provocateur" by Philadelphia Daily News, Laurie Anderson (born 1947 in Chicago, Illinois) is—in her work as a performance artist as well as musician, poet, writer, and visual artist—one of the most important artists of the later 20th century. Laurie Anderson graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in Art History from Barnard College in 1969. In 1972 she received an M.F.A. in sculpture from Columbia University. During the mid 1970s she toured extensively, presenting her work in alternative performance spaces throughout the United States and building a dedicated following. During 1983 she performed her United States in the United States and Europe, and in 1986 released the film Home of the Brave. In 1987 she received an Honorary Doctorate from Philadelphia College of the Arts, and in 1996 received honorary degrees from Cal Arts and the Pratt Institute. In the decade and more since, Anderson has continued to perform and lecture throughout the world and in 2008 she married her long time lover, Lou Reed.
Genres & Subjects
Portrait photographs--1990-2000
Violin music
Image Ownership
John Fago
Photo Credits
John Fago