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Green and white oil on canvas painting of figures in a landscape by Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson

Green Painting, 2012
Oil on canvas
120 x 168 inches (304.8 x 426.7 cm)
© Laurie Anderson; Photo by Oto Gillen; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery



“As Americans, we’re all spin doctors,” Laurie Anderson claims. She’s talking to me on the phone from New York about her latest work, Dirtday!, which, as with so much of her work, seems to have taken on a life of its own. Begun as a musical study centered on the violin and string modulations, it grew to encompass political territory during the Occupy Wall Street protests and then morphed into a series of short stories touching on evolution, history, and the question of why we dream.

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