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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Njideka Akunyili's Art Sells Over $1m In NY

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Njideka Akunyili Crosby the daughter of former NAFDAC boss Dora Akunyili, last Thursday sold one of her paintings 'Drown' for $1,092,500 million at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale. Drown was done in 2012, was initially estimated to sell for $200,000 – $300,000 but was eventually sold for $1,092,500. “Drown,”is an intimate double portrait of the artist embracing her husband, Justin. Njideka's previous auction record was $93,750 when she sold her artwork named “Untitled” at Sotheby’s New York in September 2016. No fewer than 11 people made a bid for the painting and it was eventually sold to an anonymous bidder. More paintings after cut.................

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