The Easel

Nigerian Artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby Is Painting the Afropolitan Story in America

Bio piece on Crosby whose international reputation is growing in leaps and bounds. Born in regional Nigeria she has since settled in the US. Winning a plethora of prizes has brought her to the notice of major collecting institutions. Prices for her work at auction have risen accordingly. One of Crosby’s themes is the casual racism she experiences: “Sometimes the best critiques are just holding up a mirror so people see their reflection.”