Iconic Nigerian Painting Sold for Record Price

An iconic Nigerian portrait by artist Ben Enwonwu has sold for about U.S.$1.7 million - four times the highest estimate and a record for the artist's work. Enwonwu's 1974 painting of the Ife princess Adetutu Ademiluyi, known as Tutu, became a symbol of reconciliation after Nigeria's Biafra conflict.



  • Nigeria:   Tutu Painting Sold for Record Price

    Deutsche Welle, 1 March 2018

    A portrait of a Nigerian princess that went missing for four decades has sold at auction in London for $1.7 million. The painting, Tutu, by the late artist Ben Enwonwu, recently… Read more »

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Ben Enwonwu’s 1973 painting of the Princess Adetutu Ademiluyi, known as Tutu.

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