Reinventing My Life and Starting with El Anatsui
October 25, 2011 MuseumChick
Regrettably, its been over 6 months since I’ve updated this blog. I’ve been meaning to get back into the blog groove and I’ve missed connecting with all my blog friends and readers. So, as I reinvent my life as a newly single girl, living in her new Hells Kitchen apartment, accompanied by her energetic and culture sidekick Darcy the Yorkie, I’m re-starting this blog with one of my favorite artists, El Anatsui.
El Anatsui is an artist that was born in Ghana and has spent most of his career in Nigeria. I am particually interested in the movement of his pieces and how he makes dense materials look fluid. I took these pictures months ago at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (so I’m not sure if this piece is still on display) but never got a chance to put them up on the blog. After seeing his work for sale at the Armory Show last winter I have been wishing I had a wall (and bank account) big enough for one of his pieces!
This one is “Dusasa II” 2007 made of found aluminum, copper wire and plastic disks.
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