Njideka Akunyili Crosby is a daughter of Nigeria’s former minister and Director General of NAFDAC Dr. Dora Akunyili, She recently sold her painting Drown for a whopping sum of $1.1million (official rate N346.7 million, black market rate N517million). The painting was initially expected to sell for $200,000-$300,000 in Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale. But it eventually sold for $1,092,500, three times the high estimate breaking her auction record in the process. No fewer than 11 bidders competed for the work that was eventually sold to an anonymous buyer on the telephone. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Drown the painting by Njideka Akunyili Crosby that was recently sold for $1.1 million Drown is an intimate self-portrait of the artist with her husband, Justin, and demonstrates beautifully how the layers of Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s work reference the layers of her own identity.
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