Malala Portrait Sells for $103K; Money Going to Nigeria Girls

Her charity will use the money for education in that country
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2014 6:38 PM CDT
The portrait by Jonathan Yeo of Malala Yousafzai.   (AP Photo / Jonathan Yeo, British National Portrait Gallery, File)

(Newser) – A British artist's portrait of Malala Yousafzai—the Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education—sold for $102,500 at auction today at Christie's. Sale proceeds will go to the Malala Fund charity, and the fund said the money would in turn be given to Nigerian nonprofits that focus on education for women and girls in the wake of the kidnapping of more than 300 schoolgirls in that country. Jonathan Yeo painted Yousafzai in 2013 after she started attending a school in Birmingham, England, where she now lives. (Read more Malala Yousafzai stories.)

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