Ibrahim El-Salahi

Nicole Berry opens her black book of style

Financial Times | How To Spend It

The executive director of New York’s The Armory Show art fair, Nicole Berry, discusses her favourite piece of the year. She said: 

The last thing I bought and loved was a piece of art from the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair by Sudanese painter Ibrahim El-Salahi, from his Pain Relief series. He’s nearly 90 and has chronic back pain, and he did this series of small drawings on his medication packaging. The act of drawing takes his focus off the pain. It’s very moving.