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NJIDEKA AKUNYILI CROSBY in the art documentary film, The Price of Everything

NJIDEKA AKUNYILI CROSBY

In 2017, Nigerian-born artist Akunyili Crosby was named a MacArthur fellow. This stunning accomplishment is the most recent in Akunyili Crosby’s meteoric rise since receiving her MFA from Yale in 2011. The artist’s collage-paintings, often featuring domestic interiors with references to history and the African diaspora, are labor-intensive to produce and Akunyili Crosby creates as few as a dozen works a year. Her work has become highly sought after by both museum curators and important collectors and, in 2016, Drown (2012), was sold at auction for an astonishing five times its estimate.

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