El Anatsui

Sculptor (Ghana)

| Utne Reader September / October 2007

When the British Museum's director, Neil MacGregor, was asked to choose an object from the museum's collection to sit behind his desk, he chose one of Anatsui's bottle-top cloths. When the curators of the Africa collection sought a work to create a contemporary interface for the collection, they chose one of Anatsui's cloths. His work is profoundly considered and self-assured, both traditional and modern.

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Photo courtesy of the Jack Shainman Gallery.