Chidiogo Parr’s, daughter of the late Prof Dora Akunyili’s face graced the streets of Los Angeles in a painting done by her sister and renowned visual artist, Njideka Akunyili Crosby.
Sharing the photo on her Instagram page, @Chidiogo_oo, wrote:
“I remember the day I posed for this picture that would become a painting that would grace the streets of LA. My visa to Germany had been rejected.
“When I had pushed to understand why, I had received an apologetic explanation from a kind officer on how they couldn’t understand why a Nigerian woman as myself wanted to learn German.
“I was stuck in limbo in between my dream and my reality, uncertain of my next steps, frustrated with life, filled with resentment and judgement.
“And out of that summer came this painting. I suppose it’s my very own compass to always remember that there is only so much we can see from the bottom of the tree. The view is always changing if we can allow it.’’
Njideka, 35, recently sold a previous painting titled “Bush Babies’’ for $3.4 million, equivalent to N1.2billion.