Mar 17, 2011

Laurie Anderson and the Arties

Franklin Furnace, a New Yorker organization for all things avant-garde, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 1986 with The Arties award ceremony honoring "20th century avant-garde artists who have contributed to popular culture".

Robert Rauschenberg presented an Artie to Laurie Anderson "for her visual, literary and musical triumph, 'United States'".

FYI: This video features Laurie Anderson's part only. If you'd like to watch the whole ceremony, click to the original video.