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'Addis contemporary' exhibition in Nairobi reveals Ethiopia's art evolution and the city's struggles (PHOTOS). | Mail & Guardian Africa (Mobile edition)

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11 Artists Doing Amazing Things With Recycled Materials

Parking lots and roadsides everywhere are adorned with damaged and lost hubcaps. But where most of us see garbage, Ptolemy Elrington sees beauty and value. thumbs_angler-fish from recycled hubcaps!

Detail, 'Hither' (2008) by American artist Alison Saar (b.1956). Wood, copper, tar and paint, 64 x 16 x 14 in. via ArtSlant

The sculpture stands nearly twelve inches high and dates between 1550 and 1650, the so-called “middle period” of Benin art, which many consider the high point of Benin artistic production. The Benin culture is known for creating superb bronze sculptures to honor its Obas (or kings). In this case, the Oba is shown wearing a hat and a multi-strand coral-bead necklace, with another coral bead on his forehead. This sculpture is now owned by The Minneapolis Institute of Arts