$1,092,500 Auction Record Painting is by Late Dora Akunyili’s Daughter’s, Njideka Akunyili Crosby.

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Late Dora Akunyili’s Daughter’s, Njideka Akunyili Crosby set a new auction record 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 Akunyili Crosby 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.

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Njideka Akunyili Crosby with her ‘Drown’ painting.

“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.

In May next year, Sotheby’s will launch its first dedicated sales of “African Modern and Contemporary Art” in London, led by Hannah O’Leary, Sotheby’s recently-appointed Head of Modern and Contemporary African Art

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