El Anatsui

Ghanaian, b. 1944

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In his sculptures and installations, El Anatsui transforms simple, everyday objects into grand, totemic assemblages. He combines such disparate materials as bottle caps, printing plates, cassava graters, copper wiring, and sheet metal into both …

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Mind Games, 2020
Sold on Nov 19, 2021
US$157,500
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Painting
tropical hardwood and acrylic
183.0 x 91.4 x 1.3 cm
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US$157,500
Auction Sale
Nov 19, 2021
Sotheby's
Mind Games, 2020
tropical hardwood and acrylic
Nov 19, 2021
Sotheby's
US$157,500
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Painting
183.0 x 91.4 x 1.3 cm
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Nov 19, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
US$157,500
Nsukka Shrine, 1979
Sold on Nov 13, 2021
€25,300
US$28,953
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Sculpture
clay and pottery fragments
46.0 x 55.0 x 5.0 cm
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€25,300
Auction Sale
Nov 13, 2021
Bonhams
Nsukka Shrine, 1979
clay and pottery fragments
Nov 13, 2021
Bonhams
€25,300
US$28,953
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Sculpture
46.0 x 55.0 x 5.0 cm
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Nov 13, 2021
Bonhams
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€25,300
Lanogo, 2009
Sold on Nov 9, 2021
US$1,470,000
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Sculpture
found aluminum bottle caps and copper wire
411.5 x 297.2 cm
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US$1,470,000
Auction Sale
Nov 9, 2021
Christie's
Lanogo, 2009
found aluminum bottle caps and copper wire
Nov 9, 2021
Christie's
US$1,470,000
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Sculpture
411.5 x 297.2 cm
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Nov 9, 2021
Christie's
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US$1,470,000
Human Wall
Sold on Oct 12, 2021
£69,000
US$93,782
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Sculpture
carved and painted wood
95.0 x 184.5 x 35.0 cm
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£69,000
Auction Sale
Oct 12, 2021
Bonhams
Human Wall
carved and painted wood
Oct 12, 2021
Bonhams
£69,000
US$93,782
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Sculpture
95.0 x 184.5 x 35.0 cm
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Oct 12, 2021
Bonhams
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£69,000
Curtain (yellow)
Sold on Oct 12, 2021
£5,737
US$7,797
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Print
printed cloth
112.0 x 302.0 cm
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£5,737
Auction Sale
Oct 12, 2021
Bonhams
Curtain (yellow)
printed cloth
Oct 12, 2021
Bonhams
£5,737
US$7,797
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Print
112.0 x 302.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 12, 2021
Bonhams
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£5,737
Black & Silver, 2018
Sold on Oct 8, 2021
US$13,860
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Work on Paper
Pigment print in colors with irregular hand-cut edges, with printed, hand-cut and hand-sculpted aluminum collage and copper wire, on wove paper, the full sheet.
72.4 x 55.9 cm
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US$13,860
Auction Sale
Oct 8, 2021
Phillips
Black & Silver, 2018
Pigment print in colors with irregular hand-cut edges, with printed, hand-cut and hand-sculpted aluminum collage and copper wire, on wove paper, the full sheet.
Oct 8, 2021
Phillips
US$13,860
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Work on Paper
72.4 x 55.9 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 8, 2021
Phillips
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US$13,860
Paper & Gold, 2017
Sold on Oct 8, 2021
US$15,120
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Print
Pigment print in colors with irregular hand-cut edges, with printed, hand-cut and hand-sculpted aluminum collage, and copper wire, on wove paper, the full sheet.
49.5 x 50.8 cm
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Realized Price
US$15,120
Auction Sale
Oct 8, 2021
Phillips
Paper & Gold, 2017
Pigment print in colors with irregular hand-cut edges, with printed, hand-cut and hand-sculpted aluminum collage, and copper wire, on wove paper, the full sheet.
Oct 8, 2021
Phillips
US$15,120
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Print
49.5 x 50.8 cm
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Oct 8, 2021
Phillips
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US$15,120
New Layout, 2009
Sold on May 11, 2021
US$1,950,000
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Sculpture
found aluminum bottlecaps and copper wire
303.0 x 225.0 x 15.0 cm
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Realized Price
US$1,950,000
Auction Sale
May 11, 2021
Christie's
New Layout, 2009
found aluminum bottlecaps and copper wire
May 11, 2021
Christie's
US$1,950,000
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Sculpture
303.0 x 225.0 x 15.0 cm
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Auction Sale
May 11, 2021
Christie's
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US$1,950,000
"Migrants and illusion", 1993
Sold on May 10, 2021
SEK540,000
US$65,022
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Sculpture
14 sculpted and painted wood panels
9.0 x 61.0 cm
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SEK540,000
Auction Sale
May 10, 2021
Bukowskis
"Migrants and illusion", 1993
14 sculpted and painted wood panels
May 10, 2021
Bukowskis
SEK540,000
US$65,022
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Sculpture
9.0 x 61.0 cm
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May 10, 2021
Bukowskis
Realized Price
SEK540,000
Gold Band, 2020
Sold on May 1, 2021
US$81,900
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Sculpture
Hand-sculpted and formed UV cured acrylic resin inkjet print on aluminum, with irregular hand-cut edges and copper wire
152.4 x 152.4 x 10.2 cm
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Realized Price
US$81,900
Auction Sale
May 1, 2021
Phillips
Gold Band, 2020
Hand-sculpted and formed UV cured acrylic resin inkjet print on aluminum, with irregular hand-cut edges and copper wire
May 1, 2021
Phillips
US$81,900
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Sculpture
152.4 x 152.4 x 10.2 cm
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Auction Sale
May 1, 2021
Phillips
Realized Price
US$81,900