I hope this painting reflects the slight paradox someone with enormous power, vulnerability and youth at the same time,” says its creator, Jonathan Yeo
Over $ 100,000 for girls’ education in Nigeria through Malala!
A portrait of the Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai by artist Jonathan Yeo today reached $ 102,500 at a Christie’s auction, money that will go to the education of girls in Nigeria.
This oil earthy and with a dimension of 89 by 89 inches colors, was donated by the artist for free to this cause and is actually called “Girl Reading”, which emphasizes the mission of Malala, who 2012 survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban to defend her right to go to school.
Malala, who has since created her own foundation and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, said in a statement that the auction house was “very shocked and saddened” when she heard the abduction of over 200 girls of Nigerian terrorists.
“I am very concerned about these innocent girls, my sisters, whose only crime was to go to school and learn,” she added in the statement.
This table, which was part of the exhibition Yeo in National Portrait Gallery in London, had a game with estimates between 60,000 and 80,000 dollars, so the support campaign Malala has paid off.
“I hope this painting reflects the slight paradox someone with enormous power, vulnerability and youth at the same time,” says its creator, Jonathan Yeo