Nigerian Art Work Sells for $1.4m after Owners Googled Signature

A painting by the artist considered to be the father of Nigerian modernism has been bought for $1.4 million (£1.1million) at an auction in London after the owners googled the artist’s signature.

Ben Enwonwu’s “Christine”, painted in 1971 in Lagos, had been in the home of the family of the sitter since then, auction house Sotheby’s says.