One of Late Dora Akunyili daughters, Njideka Akunyili Crosby recently sold one of her artworks, ‘bush babies’ for the sum of N1.2 billion ($3.4 million).
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.
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