Monday, January 11, 2010

Shimmering Tapestries of El Anatsui

Photo: Jean-Pierre Gabriel
I really have to thank Axel Vervoordt for turning me onto El Anatsui by commissioning him to drape the the Museo Fortuny in metallic cloth during the 2007 Biennale di Venezia. I immediately loved everything about the above image shown in Interior Design August 2007: the tonal depth, the texture, the architectural detail. I can hardly contain my excitement for the luxuriousness of the cloth made from copper wire and aluminum! Anatsui's work will be installed at Rice Gallery from January 24-March 14, unfortunately we will not be transformed to medieval alleyways during the show but even draping these beauties on white gyp. board will be awe inspiring.
Images via October Gallery

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