On November 1st, Laurie Anderson was honored at Legends 2011, a Pratt Institute scholarship benefit honoring icons of art and design. The Legends Awards were conceived in 1999 by the Board of Trustees of the Pratt Institute to celebrate distinguished individuals and corporations in the world of art and design, whose accomplishments and values resonate with those of Pratt Institute.
Laurie was introduced by author Salman Rushdie, and additional honorees included Juan Montoya and William Wegman.

“Laurie Anderson is one of the seminal artists of our time. Her work includes a wide variety of media: performance, film, music, installation, writing, photography and sculpture. Over the past thirty years, she has created a number of groundbreaking works ranging from spoken word performances to elaborate multimedia events. She has published six books, produced numerous videos, films, radio pieces and original scores for dance and film.”