The small pieces of aluminum are flattened, leaving visible the brand of the drink, and then tied together by copper wire. This hanging set takes the appearance of a heavy theater curtain. The shimmering colors evoke the African traditions.
Assembly is performed without support and without predefined fold, leaving the exhibitor free to arrange the general form of the installation.
On February 11 in London, Bonhams sells Peju's Robe, lot 9 estimated £ 450K. This 245 x 310 cm work was made in 2006 by El Anatsui for the use of his legal advisor and the title evokes the professional garment of that friend.
The art of El Anatsui is resolutely contemporary by the recovery of colors in the consumer society that anticipates Mark Bradford and by its modifiable shape following Lygia Clark and Felix Gonzalez Torres. Art is global and El Anatsui who is working in Nigeria is one of the best examples of current African creativity.
I invite you to watch the video shared by Bonhams.
SOLD for £ 800K including premium