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.