El Anatsui: Art and Life
By Susan M. Vogel.
El Anatsui, a world-renowned contemporary Nigerian artist, is best known for shimmering tapestries made from liquor bottle tops and other found objects. Author Susan M. Vogel offers 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.