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Four Most Expensive Nigerian Painting, Their Prices, and Their Creators

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Four Most Expensive Nigerian Painting, Their Prices, and Their Creators.

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1. Bushbabies – ₦1.2 billion

Nigerian-born painter Njideka Akunyili Crosby leads with the most number of paintings. Bush Babies, was acquired at a record-breaking $3.4 million at Sotheby’s art house in New York, making it the most expensive Nigerian art sold at an auction.

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This mixed media painting is another gem from Njideka Akunyili Crosby, depicting the artist’s older sister. The painting sold for $3,075,774 at Christie’s London in 2017.

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3. Tutu – ₦508 million

In 1973, veteran contemporary artist Late Ben Enwonwu created a Nigerian masterpiece, Tutu, which is ranked on the same level as the Mona Lisa by art collectors. In March 2018, the 1974 portrait broke previous records, selling for $1.68 million at Bonhams.

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4. Drown – ₦400.8 million

Drown is another masterpiece from Njideka Akunyili Crosby. In usual fashion, it is a beautiful picture that draws on the life of the artist. Drown sold for $1,092,500 at Sotheby’s New York in 2016.

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