Date: June 03, 2020, 12:48:58 PM
Enwonwu’s Tutu Sets New Record, Sells for £1.205m: Enwonwu’s Tutu Sets New Record, Sells for £1.205m : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
That the painting, which was obviously of great personal significance to Enwonwu, would later be seen as a symbol of national reconciliation for a post-conflict Nigeria was not surprising.After the bitterly-fought 30-month Nigeria civil war of the late 1960s, such wound-healing symbolic gestures like an ethnic Igbo artist romanticising a Yoruba princess in a painting were welcome.
This is one artwork that EVERY Nigerian should be proud of, connect with its motives, and celebrate its excellence.It puts us on the world map for a positive reason. Such gesture should be propagated and deliberately promoted by government.
According to Neil Coventry, the Bonhams Lagos coordinator: “It is a well deserved prize for a well renowned artist.”