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.

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Cite this page as: Dr. Peri Klemm and Dr. Steven Zucker, "El Anatsui, Untitled," in Smarthistory, November 12, 2015, accessed October 21, 2019, https://smarthistory.org/el-anatsui-untitled/.