NAP Artist at Auction: Njideka Akunyili Crosby
New American Paintings alum, Njideka Akunyili Crosby (Northeast issue #93) went to auction at Sotheby's New York on May 16th. The winning bid landed at $3,375,000 - over $2.5 million above the estimate. Her painting, Bush Babies, was featured in Sotheby's CREATING SPACE: ARTISTS FOR THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM: AN AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE MUSEUM'S NEW BUILDING. Other artists featured in the auction include Jardan Casteel, Mark Bradford, Sam Gilliam, Rashid Johnson, Glenn Ligon, Julie Mehretu, Lorna Simpson and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
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Njideka Akunyili Crosby
acrylic, transfers, colored pencil and collage on paper
6 x 5 feet
photo coutesy of the artist and Sotheby's