Alighiero e Boetti was born in Turin in December, 1940, and died in Rome in April, 1994. He exhibited widely in Italy and beyond from the late sixties and was the subject of a retrospective in
1992 that traveled to Bonn and Münster, Germany, and Lucerne, Switzerland. His works can be found in major museums and galleries throughout the world.
Frédéric Bruly Bouabré was born in Zéprégühe, near Dalou, in the Ivory Coast in 1921. After undergoing a transforming vision in March 1948, he first invented an alphabet then began writing books on diverse subjects mostly in the form of bilingual French/Bété texts. In the late seventies, he began to work as an artist, and since the late eighties, has exhibited his drawings in Europe, Africa, and Japan. This is the first exhibition of his works in North America. He lives and works in Abidjan.