Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Lou Reed marries Laurie Anderson

Classic rock legend Lou Reed and his avant-garde musician girlfriend Laurie Anderson have married in Colorado. The couple, who have lived together for the past 12 years are reported to have tied the knot on April 13. Reed is now 66, Anderson is 60. Reed recently played the Calvin Theatre here in Northampton, but perhaps not surprisingly, made no mention of the ceremony that had taken place just days before.

Last year, Laurie Anderson won the $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, given to "a man or woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind's enjoyment and understanding of life." Anderson is best known for her performance art — a piece for the '70s involved her standing on a block of ice wearing ice skates and playing the violin until the block melted — but she's also released records on the Warner Bros. label, published a book of drawings titled Night Life, and served as NASA's first artist-in-residence. This is the second year in a row that the Gish, established in 1994, has gone to an artist — Shirin Neshat received the prize in 2006. Past recipients have also included architect Frank Gehry, author Isabel Allende, and dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They are such a beautiful couple. I wish them all the best.