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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!

21 comments:

  1. Creativity at its peace very talented artist

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  2. 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.

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

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  4. Congratulations Njideka, like mother like daughter.

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

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  6. Wow! A big congratulations to her.

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

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

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  9. resourceful family. I can marry from there

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  10. 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

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  11. Congratulations dear. Keep it up.

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  12. She has really made the Nigeria proud in artwork! more grease to her elbow

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