Saturday, 20 November 2010

More Famous Buddhists - Artist Laurie Anderson

Performance artist Laurie Anderson born June 5th 1947 in Illinois,USA was raised in a fundamentalist Christian sect called "Churches of Christ". She is an artistic polymath and some regard her as one of the most significant artists of the late 20th century.

She reached breakthrough popularity with her single "O Superman" which charted at no 2 in the UK in 1981. Despite her Christian upbringing Laurie Anderson now identifies herself as a Buddhist.

Laurie Anderson is regarded as one of the most significant artists of this century; she is a poet, writer, visual artist, sculptor and humanitarian but best known as a singer , where her technical wizardry and amazing live shows have cemented her reputation as one of the world's most eccentric and unique performers.

"In Buddhist thought, there's the thing and there's the name for the thing and that's one thing too many"

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