November 28, 2016

Dora Akunyili's Daughter's Art Breaks Record, Sells Over A Million Dollars In New York

Njideka Akunyili, daughter of former DG of NAFDAC, late Dora Akunyili, has set a new auction record in New York as her artwork, 'Drown', soared to sell for over a million dollars, three times the highest-estimate in Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Sale.

A new auction record was set for the Nigerian-born artist, Njideka Akunyili Crosby in New York last week when her artwork, “Drown” soared to sell for $1,092,500, over three times the high-estimate ($200,000-$300,000), in Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale.
No fewer than 11 bidders competed for the work that was eventually sold to an anonymous buyer on the telephone.

This was the second time in less than two months that the auction record for Njideka had been broken at Sotheby’s. The previous auction record for the artist was $93,750, set by her “Untitled” work from 2011 at Sotheby’s New York in September 2016.

“Drown” is an intimate self-portrait of her and her husband, Justin, and demonstrates beautifully how the layers of Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s work reference the layers of her own identity.
Congrats to you, Njideka!

20 comments:

Ay360 said...

Wow, dats great

ope alliu said...

Creativity at its peace very talented artist

9ja Parrot said...

The anonymous buyer must have had access to cheap public fund, really stupid and financially dummy to have expended such amount of money on this.

Jekwu said...

Olu, are you there?
As brilliant as her mum. Congrats girl.

Hassan Aderemi said...

Congratulations Njideka, like mother like daughter.

Iliyasu sulaiman sani said...

let you follow your mother's step

Anslem Caesar said...

wow! See money! E be like sey I go soon join drawing aprenticeship

Chioma Ujo said...

Wow! A big congratulations to her.

Harbolarkale Niyi said...

That's lovely

richoco4u said...

Nice one dear

olisayemk said...

Like mother like daughter, it flows in the family. Continue to soar high.

Rosemary Ezeji said...

Congrats dear you mum must be proud of you wherever she is

blogking said...

resourceful family. I can marry from there

Dave Bamidele said...

Great work keep it up

Uyi Osamwonyi said...

Your mum is proud of you wherever she is right now.
Nice one girl..
Late Dora was a wonderful woman with great value of high esteem..

#GodWin

Omolara Johnson said...

Congratulations dear. Keep it up.

richoco4u said...

Nice one keep it up

cheeks said...

nice one

keka newton said...

GOD BLESS THIS LADY

Austine Gabriel said...

nice one