Discover the Innate Africanness of El Anatsui’s Glimmering Bottle Cap Tapestry

This shimmering metallic woven cloth, imbued with innate Africanness, is the work of one of the most influential contemporary artists of today. A hanging sculpture made of aluminium bottle-caps, the title “TAGOMIZER” is a misspelling of ‘thagomizer’, the set of long narrow spikes on the tail of a Stegosaurus that are reminiscent of artist El Anatsui’s sharp strips of aluminium. “TAGOMIZER” is a highlight of Sotheby's upcoming sale Modern & Contemporary African Art (16 October | London).

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