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Laurie Anderson amidst her retrospective Laurie Anderson: The Weather at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Laurie Anderson’s singular artistic path has included books and movies, and an influential performance style whose loops, tapes and style has informed generations.  Courtesy of the artist, photography by Ron Blunt

A Hirshhorn retrospective opens with ten new works from the pioneering artist, composer, poet and musician.

Before she became famous with her spooky electronic single “O Superman” 40 years ago, Laurie Anderson had been a successful conceptual and performance artist, who had studied with the artist Sol LeWitt and the composer John Cage and been included in several international gallery shows.

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