Njideka Akunyili Crosby took to her Instagram page on Saturday, November 23 to share the lovely news of Michelle Obama visiting her studio. Her sister, Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr shared the photo on her Instagram page, she wrote,
“So this just happened! Casual Saturday in the Akunyili Crosby family. When the Michelle Obama pays a visit to your studio! 🌞
Me to my sister, “if it could come up, make sure to tell her about the book.”
The Nigerian-born visual artist was in the news last year for selling one of her paintings titled, “Bush Babies” painting for a whopping sum of $3.4 million. The painting called “Bush Babies” (2017) was estimated to be sold for $800,000 by Sotheby’s but it surprisingly sold for 3.4 million dollars.
The ‘Bush Babies’ artwork was sold during an auction at the Christie’s in London, United Kingdom.