Dora Akunyili’s Daughter, Njideka Crosby Sets New Auction Record As She Sells Her Painting For 1.2 billion Naira
Njideka Akunyili Crosby, one of the daughters of late Dora Akunyili, has sold one of her numerous artworks for N1.2 billion ($3.4 million).
The young artist who as at 2016, still sold her paintings for $3,000 (N1,089,000) recently sold her “Bush Babies” painting for a whopping sum of $3.4 million. The equivalent of which is 1.2 billion in naira. Is that a fortune or what?
The painting called “Bush Babies” (2017) was estimated to be sold for $800,000 by Sotheby’s but it surprisingly sold for 3.4 million dollars.
The ‘Bush Babies’ artwork was sold during an auction at the Christie’s in London, United Kingdom.
This is definitely the first of many artworks that are going to sell for this price and higher. It was reported that at least 20 public museums are on a waiting list for works which Njideka hasn’t even painted yet.