El Anatsui, Untitled


El Anatsui, Untitled, 2009, repurposed printed aluminum, copper, 256.5 × 284.5 × 27.9 cm as installed (Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington D.C.)

The artist transforms metal from alcohol bottles into textiles that represent libations for ancestors.


Additional resources

This work at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

More about this object from University of Florida Harn Museum of Art


Smarthistory images for teaching and learning:

More Smarthistory images…

Cite this page as: Dr. Peri Klemm and Dr. Steven Zucker, "El Anatsui, Untitled," in Smarthistory, November 12, 2015, accessed July 28, 2021, https://smarthistory.org/el-anatsui-untitled/.