Most important African artist of the 21st century!
In March 2011, Ivory Coast was once again plunged into civil war. The incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo clung to power despite losing a general election and rebel forces stormed towns and cities attempting to oust him. As the militias clashed, a 26 year old artist, Aboudia Abdoulaye Diarrassouba, remained in the blood soaked Ivorian capital of Abidjan. There he painted and sketched a record of the chaos and violence surrounding him; from the armed forces which skirmished on the streets to the tags children scrawled on walls to delimit turf.
Since then, Aboudia was acclaimed for his canvases which documented the battle for Abidjan. In June of the same year he exhibited for the first time in London and his work is now included in the major international collections, in particular the Contemporary African Art Collection (CAAC), of Jean Pigozzi, the Frank Cohen Collection, in London as well as the Saatchi Collection, in New York.
Purchased from the artist.
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- Acrylverf op papier
- 58×42 cm
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