Christie's to auction portrait of Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai receives the Sakharov Prize 2013 at the European parliament, Wednesday Nov. 20, 2013, in Strasbourg eastern France. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, April 18, 2014 12:25PM EDT
NEW YORK - A portrait of a Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls will be auctioned next month.
The oil painting by Jonathan Yeo shows Malala Yousafzai doing her homework.
It is being donated by the artist to benefit the Malala Fund, which campaigns for girls' education.
Christie's New York is offering the portrait on May 14. It's expected to bring $60,000 to $80,000.
It was painted months after the then-15-year-old Malala was shot as she travelled to school in 2012.
President Barack Obama called Malala the "bravest girl in the world."