Late Dora Akunyili’s Daughter’s Artwork Breaks Auction Record, Sells For $1.1m

 

Late Dora Akunyili’s Daughter’s Artwork Breaks Auction Record, Sells For $1.1mNjideka Akunyili Crosby set a new auction record in New York, last week, when her artwork, “Drown” went 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 over the telephone. “Drown” is an intimate self-portrait of Njideka with her husband, Justin.

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