El Anatsui

By Staff

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.

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