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Artist Record for El Anatsui Set at Bonhams

el anatsui Artist Record for El Anatsui Set at Bonhams

El Anatsui, “New World Map.” (Courtesy Bonhams)

An artist record for Ghanaian-born El Anatsui was set at London auction house Bonhams yesterday. New World Map, a tapestry that is part of the same series Mr. Anatsui exhibited at the 2007 Venice Biennale, for £541,250 ($850,544). Two weeks ago, at another Bonhams auction, one of Mr. Anatsui’s tapestries came close to this price, selling for $772,500.

Mr. Anatsui was one of New York dealer Jack Shainman’s breakout artists. He is currently based out of Nigeria.

[via Artlyst]

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