The Contrasting Paintings of Njideka Akunyili Crosby

U.S-based but Nigerian born, Njideka Akunyili Crosby took the art world by storm in 2012, when her display at Art Basel sold out in less than an hour. It represents an extraordinary rise for the Yale University graduate, a remarkably articulate and considered young woman who centers her art very much on the question of identity – both external and internal. Ties to her birthplace vie with her love of Western appreciation to color her acrylic, charcoal, pastel and pencil works that combine collage and transfer.

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The Contrasting Paintings of Njideka Akunyili Crosby

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