Aboudia - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, October 13, 2022 | Phillips

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  • "Using found material—cardboard, charcoal, fragments of magazine ads, or newspapers—Aboudia transposes Nouchi, the colloquial language of the Ivory Coast that is a mixture of several Ivorian languages and French, onto his canvases. This alchemy is tied together by an explosive use of color and the use of symbols and imagery: voodoo iconography, Dan masks from Liberia, or Igbo masks from Nigeria. The result is work that often feels combustible."i
    —Ayodeji Rotinwa

    i Ayodeji Rotinwa, ‘What’s Driving the Explosive Market Rise for Aboudia’s Vibrant Works’, Artsy, 18 June 2021, online.

    • Provenance

      Jack Bell Gallery, London
      Acquired from the above by the present owner



acrylic, pastel and paper collage on canvas
124.4 x 198.5 cm (48 7/8 x 78 1/8 in.)
Executed in 2013.

Full Cataloguing

£50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for £63,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 13 October 2022