Tag Archives: El Anatsui

Artists Retrospective

The New Razzle-Dazzle: El Anatsui on His ‘Gem’-Encrusted Tapestries, in 2008

With five decades of El Anatsui’s work on view at Jack Shainman Gallery’s The School, in upstate New York, we turn back to June 2008, when Barbara Pollack profiled the Ghanaian-born artist for ARTnews. Anatsui, who won the Golden Lion … Read More

Pictures at an Exhibition
El Anatsui, Stressed World, 2011, found aluminum and copper wire. ©EL ANATSUI/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK

‘El Anatsui: Five Decades’ at Jack Shainman: The School

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “El Anatsui: Five Decades” is currently on view at Jack Shainman: The School in Kinderhook, New York until September 26. The exhibit is a comprehensive survey from the … Read More

Armory Week 2015

Some Monsters Loom Large at the Armory Show

At the Fredericks & Freiser booth, dark and striking were paintings by Mark Thomas Gibson, a Yale School of Art grad and Kara Walker’s studio assistant. One painting, Searchlight, blares the words in all caps: “Some Monsters Loom Large.” The lettering is … Read More

News On View
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‘Gray Is the Color of the Insides’: El Anatsui at Mnuchin Gallery

For one of the most famous colorists in the contemporary art world, it was a shock to hear El Anatsui detail his devotion to gray and its many shades. Anatsui spoke at Mnuchin Gallery for the occasion of his new … Read More


The Golden Age of Abstraction: Right Now

Riffing on the past as it comments on our own time, contemporary abstraction evokes landscapes, bodies, signs, buildings, and much more Read More

In Mary Boone with Cube, 2010, the gallerist holds a block of the compressed trash in Squeeze, Mika Rottenberg's 2010 video.  COURTESY NICOLE KLAGSBRUN GALLERY, NEW YORK

Talking Trash

More and more artists are using trash not just as a material but also as a subject. Read More