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When I Last Wrote to You about Africa

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Rain Has No Father?, 2008 Found Bottle Tops With Copper Wire 158 X 237 in © Courtesy of the artist & Denver Art Museum
When I Last Wrote to You about Africa

100 W 14th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
September 9th, 2012 - January 6th, 2013
Opening: September 9th, 2012 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.denverartmuseum.org
COUNTRY:  
United States
PHONE:  
720-865-5000
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday–Thursday 10 am–5 pm Friday 10 am–10 pm* Saturday 10 am–5 pm Sunday Noon–5 pm Monday Closed
TAGS:  
sculpture

DESCRIPTION

The first retrospective of El Anatsui’s work, this exhibition includes important sculptures in wood, ceramic, and mixed media as well as major pieces from his bottle-top series.  The approximately 65 works cover all phases of the artist’s career, from his early work in Ghana utilizing traditional symbols to found driftwood works made in Denmark to sculptures made using the chainsaw as a carving tool.  This is the first opportunity for audiences to see how the artist’s ideas have developed over four decades.  El Anatsui has gained widespread international acclaim in recent years for his stunning metallic wall sculptures made from liquor bottle caps, such as his piece in the DAM’s collection, Rain Has No Father?