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El Anatsui. Between Earth and Heaven (2006)

Metropolitan Museum of Art Web Resources

  • See photographs of "Between Earth and Heaven" taken during installation. (Or click on image below)
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  • Podcast: Interview with El Anatsui
    • Curator Alisa LaGamma talks to artist El Anatsui about his work, including the sculpture Between Heaven and Earth, which was recently installed in the African art galleries.
  • Upcoming Special Exhibition: Masterpieces of Modern Design: Selections from the Collection
    • "Visitors will also have the opportunity to view a number of recent acquisitions of more contemporary works, including … Dusasa II (2007), in found aluminum and copper wire, by El Anatsui."

Other Selected Web Resources

  • "A Thousand Bottles -- : Meet El Anatsui, the African Artist Who Uses 'Empties' to Reinvent Sculpture"by Alexi Worth.
    • An illustrated feature in the New York Times Women's Fashion section, Feb. 22, 2009.

Printed Resources

  • Click here to search WATSONLINE for "Anatsui".
  • Oguibe, Olo. "El Anatsui: Beyond Death and Nothingness." African Arts, Vol. 41, no. 2 (Summer 2008), Pp. 24-37. (A A2583 v. 40 or Online)
  • Preece, Robert. "Out of West Africa: Interview with El Anatsui." Sculpture, Vol. 25, no. 6 (July-Aug. 2006), Pp. 34-39. (130.5 Scu4 <Watson Library> or Online)
  • Binder, Lisa M. "El Anatsui: Transformations." African Arts, Vol. 31, no. 1 (Winter 1998), Pp. 48-96. (A A2583 v. 31 or Online)
    • Concentrates on the artist's clay sculptures.

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Photo Sources
Dusasa II. Photo by Dalbera (via Flickr)

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