At the Armory Show: Installations by El Anatsui [food art]
We visited the the contemporary art fair, the Armory Show in New York City this weekend, and some of the standout pieces we came across were three installations by Ghanian-born artist El Anatsui presented by Jack Shainman Gallery. The enormous tapestry-like wall-hanging sculptures are woven from thousands of strips of aluminum from seals of liquor bottles.
The Washington Post has a good writeup of the artist and his work on the occasion of his show at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art.
Just a quick note: The works were all frustratingly called "Untitled" — the numbering is not part of the titles and are only there for us to catalog and make sense of them.