Great article on the late Ivorian artist Frédéric Bruly Bouabré in Hyperallergic. Works by Frédéric Bruly Bouabré are currently on display at Ethan Cohen Gallery.
"One way Bruly Bouabré preserved Bété culture was by recording Bété heritage and myths in crayon and ink drawings on postcard-sized pieces of paper. The Bété people did not have a writing system for their spoken language, so the artist created one and used it, along with French, to incorporate descriptions of these scenes within the composition. These drawings are the subject of Alphabété: The World Through the Eyes of Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, now on view at the Cantor Arts Center on the campus of Stanford University."