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EL ANATSUI – Change in Fortune

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ABOUT ARTIST

A critically acclaimed mixed-media artist, El Anatsui gained worldwide recognition in the early 2000s for his shimmering, monumental wall hangings, visual feasts rich with associations to Africa, Europe, and America. These expansive sheets, hung in undulating swags and blocky folds, are composed of countless bits of brightly colored metal, the salvaged caps of liquor bottles, which Anatsui and his team form into shapes, then link together with copper wire. A cross between painting, tapestry, and sculpture, the hangings grew out of his earlier investigations into re-purposing scrap materials, with their attendant cultural associations.


ABOUT GALLERY

The October Gallery presents a rich diversity of art from both local London artists, poets, and writers as well as artists from around the world. Over the last forty years, they have presented cutting-edge contemporary artwork since its founding and collaborate with their partners to create unique programs.

EL ANATSUI

Change in Fortune, 2018
Aluminum and copper
115.7 × 114.2 in
294 × 290 cm

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