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Njideka Akunyili Crosby


Auction Closed

May 13, 11:27 PM GMT


2,000,000 - 3,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Njideka Akunyili Crosby

b. 1983


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.

Executed in 2012.

Tilton Gallery, New York

Private Collection (acquired from the above in 2012)

Sotheby's New York, 18 May 2017, lot 10 (consigned by the above)

Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Catriona Davies, "Artist joins Nigeria’s ‘cultural explosion’" CNN, 23 October 2012, illustrated in color (online)

Gemma Solés Coll, "La identidad ‘glocal’ y la obra de Njideka Akunyili," Wiriko - Artes y Culturas Africanas, 12 November 2012, illustrated in color (online)

Andrew Russeth, "The 2015 New Museum Triennial Is a Pointed, Bracing Survey of Now," ARTnews, 25 February 2015, illustrated in color (online)

Molly Osberg, "The New Museum’s Internet-Obsessed Triennial is a Touchstone for a Generation," Artsy, 2 March 2015, illustrated in color (online)

Jean-Philippe Dedieu, "Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s Intimate Universes," The New Yorker, 5 November 2015, illustrated in color (online)

Sarah Cascone, "La Biennale de Montréal Announces 2016 Artists," Artnet News, 3 May 2016, illustrated in color (online)

Julie Ledoux, "Biennale de Montréal: Propulsion Imminente," Voir, 17 October 2016, illustrated in color (detail) (online)

Ariella Budick, "2015 Triennial: Surround Audience, New Museum, New York — review," Financial Times, 10 March 2015, illustrate in color (online)

Stephanie Bailey, "Le Grand Balcon: Reflections on the 2016 La Biennale de Montréal," Ocula, 5 January 2017, illustrated in color (installed in Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, 2016-2017) (online)

Simone White, "Skin, Or Surface: Njideka Akunyili Crosby," Frieze Magazine, Iss. 194, 9 March 2018 (text) (online)

Khumo Sebambo, "Home is Inside: On Neo Matloga, Ndijeka Akunyili Crosby and Lunga Ntila," Arthrob, 8 May 2020, illustrate in color (online)

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

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Le Grand Balcon: La Biennale de Montréal, October 2016 - January 2017