Wednesday, March 25, 2009
MEET EL ANATSUI, THE AFRICAN ARTIST
This is the man who created the large wall hanging that stopped me in my tracks at the De Young museum at the entrance to the Yves St. Laurent show. It was like a metal quilt, pieced together by using aluminum bottle caps that had been pressed and strung on wire. The artist is El Antsui, who lives in Nigeria. I took a photo which is here. Check out the links to read more. He is my new favorite artist. See better pictures of the work at these links.