The New York Times

Article featuring Aboudia: 'At Frieze London, the Art World Inches Toward Normalcy', Scott Reyburn, 15 Oct 2021.

With artists of color in the critical and commercial ascendant, the 1.54 Contemporary African Art Fair continues to be a popular Frieze Week satellite fixture for collectors and their advisers. The ninth edition in London drew 47 gallerists, among them Jack Bell of London, who showed works by the American-Ivorian artist Aboudia.


Aboudia’s graffiti-influenced expressionism particularly appeals to Asian collectors, according to Oliver Durey, a director at Jack Bell Gallery. Just before the fair, the gallery sold four new Aboudia paintings online to buyers in Singapore and Hong Kong for between $80,000 and $150,000, Durey said. On Sunday, a large painting by the artist, who is based in Brooklyn, also sold for a record $275,000 at an auction in Hong Kong, according to the Artprice sales database.

October 16, 2021