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El Anatsui

Untitled

El Anatsui

El Anatsui

Untitled

Untitled

El Anatsui

b. 1944

Untitled


signed and dated 90

tropical hardwoods and tempera, in seven parts

75.7 by 65 cm. 29¾ by 25⅝ in.

Colour:

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Condition:

This work is in very good condition. There are a few tiny losses in places. All other surface irregularities, chips, scratches and nicks are in keeping with the artist's working process and choice of materials. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultraviolet light.


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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.