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Njideka Akunyili Crosby

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Description

  • Njideka Akunyili Crosby
  • Thread
  • signed and dated 2012 on the reverse
  • acrylic, charcoal, pastel, color pencil and Xerox transfers on paper
  • 52 by 52 in. 132.1 by 132.1 cm.

Provenance

The Artist
Tilton Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above in 2012

Exhibited

New York, New Museum, Surround Audience: New Museum Triennial 2015, February - May 2015, p. 81 (text) and p. 83, illustrated in color
Palm Beach, Norton Museum of Art, Njideka Akunyili Crosby: I Refuse to be Invisible, January - April 2016, p. 8, illustrated in color (detail, in progress) and p. 47, illustrated in color
Montreal, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Le Grand Balcon: La Biennale de Montréal, October 2016 - January 2017

Catalogue Note

"The first time I saw her work, I was instantly taken with its tone, which seemed to me emotionally true, both nostalgic and celebratory, both old and new. Here was multimedia as both cultural commentary and cultural memory. There was the bold romance of her metafiction – the inserting of herself and her husband in scenes of Igbo life, ubiquitous celebratory images, lovely and loving, and insistent. We will be seen. We are here.

Akunyili-Crosby’s work is quite simply beautiful. Its visual energy is like highlife music, filled with a slow wisdom. Its layering is a statement against static, against mere surfaces. It breathes."

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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