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  • Catalogue Essay

    Anatsui converts found
    materials into a new type of media that lies between sculpture and painting,
    combining aesthetic traditions from his birth country, Ghana; his home in
    Nsukka, Nigeria; and the global history of abstraction. Monumental metal wall
    works, created with bottle caps from a distillery in Nsukka, are pieced
    together to form colorful, textured hangings that take on radically new shapes
    with each installation. Anatsui is captivated by his materials’ history of use,
    reflecting his own nomadic background while responding to a long history of
    innovations in abstract art and performance, building upon cross-cultural
    exchange among Africa, Europe, and the Americas and presenting works in a newly
    discussed, African medium.

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Untitled (Black Edge with Pearl)

2013
Screenprint in colors with hand-stenciling, on black Rives BFK paper, the full sheet,
S. 54 x 42 in. (137.2 x 106.7 cm)
signed, dated `Apr 2013' and numbered 5/5 in pencil (there were no artist's proofs), published by The Benefit Print Project, New York, framed.

Estimate
$30,000 - 50,000 

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