Anatsui Art and Life

ISBN-10: 3791346504

ISBN-13: 9783791346502

Edition: 2012

Authors: Susan M. Vogel
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Description: 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.

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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
Publication date: 10/25/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 9.75" wide x 12.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.366
Language: English

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 Art. She is the Founding Director of the Museum for African Art, New York.

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