Internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui (born 1944) emerged from the West African post-independence art movement with his strikingly experimental sculptures. At the core of his practice is the re-appropriation of ordinary objects and materials, including graters, nails and most iconically, bottle-tops. The bottle-tops are woven into enormous tapestries that are reminiscent simultaneously of refined and graceful filigree and… Read more
About the artwork
Ghanaian artist El Anatsui’s Green variation includes hand-sculpted paper elements with copper wire making each one wholly unique. Long considered one of the most exciting visual artists of our time, in 2015 he won the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale.