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El Anatsui Hon RA

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"El Anatsui did this amazing thing down the front of the RA for the Summer Exhibition in 2013. I’m always a sucker for a big, highly-crafted piece of stuff. I used to have an aversion to the wall-hanging but now I’m deeply won-over. Especially these ones made out of recycled bottle tops and bits of tin cans; they’re marvellous, shimmering symbols of the meeting of the developing countries and the contemporary art world.

"They’re lovely objects, they’re sophisticated, they’re moving and sensually, they’re amazingly appealing… and it looks great on the turquoise walls!"