Contemporary Curated

Contemporary Curated

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El Anatsui


Lot Closed

April 28, 12:13 PM GMT


20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Lot Details


El Anatsui

b. 1944


signed and dated 90

tropical hardwoods and tempera, in seven parts

75.7 by 65 cm. 29¾ by 25⅝ in.

Private Collection, Nigeria

Thence by descent to the present owner

Works such as the present lot have undoubtedly paved the way for Nigeria-based Ghanaian artist, El Anatsui. Although this brilliant artist is most widely recognized for his glittering bottle cap tapestries, El Anatsui’s wooden sculptures remain at the heart of his practice and are considered the hallmark of his early career and precursors to the metal installations that made him famous on an international scale.