El Anatsui: Art And Life

October 25, 2012|
El Anatsui: Art And Life by Susan M. Vogel
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An African artist who has garnered worldwide recognition while based permanently in Nigeria, El Anatsui is best known for shimmering tapestries made from liquor bottle tops, which are part of the permanent collections of many of the world’s great museums. Author Susan M. Vogel, who worked closely with Anatsui while directing a documentary film about the artist, offers a uniquely personal perspective on Anatsui and provides the first penetrating study of his artworks. Accompanied by nearly 150 images, this book traces his lifelong exploration of media leading up to the bottle top art form that has captured the interest of the global art world. The book explores the artist’s themes of loss, chaos, and decay, his Nigerian University intellectual community, and his creative studio practice. Vogel traces the intertwined threads of Anatsui’s ideas, life, and art, from his youthful searching and desire to express Africa’s history to today’s work that can be immense and ethereal.
Susan M. Vogel is internationally recognized as a scholar of African art. She is Director of Prince Street Pictures, an independent film production company. She has been Professor of Art History at Columbia University, Director of the Yale University Art Gallery, and Curator for the African art collection at the Metropolitan Museum of ...
Title:El Anatsui: Art And Life
Product dimensions:176 pages, 12.31 X 9.75 X 0.81 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 12.31 X 9.75 X 0.81 in
Published:October 25, 2012
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783791346502

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