El Anatsui's work is about as trashy as it comes. For years, the African artist and professor worked in a variety of mediums, but it was only a decade ago that he gained international acclaim for his intricate sculptures comprised of, as he's put it, "whatever the environment throws up." Anatsui, who was born in Ghana and resides in Nigeria, began constructing his creations after finding a bag of discarded liquor bottle tops in the countryside. He manipulated the metal, joining it with copper wire to create enormous, pliable, patterned sheets, which will... More >>>