“Checked Key”
El Anatsui: "Checked Key"
El Anatsui
“Checked Key”

By El Anatsui


“Checked Key” comprises eight hand-sculpted and formed printed aluminum sections with irregular hand-cut edges and copper wire. The composition was created specifically for this project; it exists only in this form and recalls movements in the Western canon that include Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, and Post-Minimalism. “Checked Key” equally draws from other art forms and non-Western traditions, such as hand-engraved and embossed bindings with precious stones and gold, and is exemplary of the artist’s internationally acclaimed sculpture.


Date: 2022
Size: Approx. 61 x 64 x 2 inches (Variable)
Medium: Hand-sculpted and formed UV cured acrylic resin inkjet on aluminum with irregular hand-cut edges and copper wire
Edition size: 14
Publisher: Benefit Print Project
Produced by: Ribuoli Digital
Photo by: Christopher Burke Studios
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