<strong>El Anatsui</strong>, <em>AG + BA</em> (detail), 2014. <br>Aluminium, copper wire and nylon rope, Dimensions variable.<strong>El Anatsui</strong>, <em>Untitled</em> (Carmine Eclipse - detail), ed. 1/3, 2016. Intaglio print with collage and chine-collé, 85 x 85 cm.<strong>El Anatsui</strong>, <em>Solemn Crowd at Dawn</em> (detail), 1989. <br>Tropical hardwoods, tempera and house paint, 65 x 140 cm.


15 July - 29 August 2020
El Anatsui, AG + BA, 2014. Aluminium, copper wire and nylon rope. Dimensions variable.
El Anatsui, Untitled (Black on Gold), 2019. Taku-hon rubbing on gold leaf coated Gasenshi paper,
135 x 135 cm. Ed. of 5.
From 15th July – 8th August October Gallery will be focusing on El Anatsui, exhibiting metal wall sculptures and a selection of seldom-seen prints created in collaboration with Factum Arte, Madrid.

El Anatsui is undoubtedly one of the most influential artists of the present time. Throughout his long career, Anatsui has explored a wide range of subjects. He has also utilised an extraordinary range of media, from clay, cement and tropical hardwoods in his early years, to corrugated iron, cassava graters, milk-tin lids and aluminium bottle-tops in his later installations. Today, he is best known for his mesmerising works composed of many thousands of aluminium bottle-tops stitched together with copper wire.

Triumphant Scale, a major survey exhibition of the artist's work, curated by Okwui Enwezor and Chika Okeke-Agulu, is currently being shown at Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland, until 1st November 2020.

October Gallery is committed to making your visit as enjoyable and safe as we possibly can in these current times.In accordance with UK Government regulations, we are implementing a number of changes in the Gallery to ensure social distancing and safe practices are in place. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the Gallery. We would also like to inform visitors that all works have been installed leaving a significant space between them, so as to ensure that each work can be viewed by all whilst remaining conscious the personal space of every other visitor.



Works in Exhibition