Thursday 15 May 2014

Yeo's Malala Sells

Jonathan Yeo's portrait of Malala Yousafzai entitled Girl Reading (2013) fetched a total of $102,500 (£62,000) at Christie's Afternoon Session of Post-War and Contemporary Art in New York today. The proceeds go to the Malala Fund, a charity set up by Malala to support the fight for girls’ right to an education. Following the shocking kidnapping of more than 250 schoolgirls by the murderous Islamic lunatics of Boko Haram, the Malala Fund said the money will go to Nigerian charities focused on education and advocacy for women and girls (CLICK). I think this is a very naive donation, because the Nigerian economy was built on fraud (CLICK), the president is untrustworthy, the rebellious army is taking pot shots at its own general and Boko Haram is being allowed to win.


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