Malala portrait expected to fetch £48k at auction

The portrait of Malala to be sold Credit: Jonathan Yeo

A portrait of a schoolgirl from Birmingham, who survived being shot in the head by a Taliban gunman, is expected to fetch up to £48,000 at auction today.

The portrait of Malala Yousafzai is going under the hammer in New York, with all proceeds going to the Malala Fund, which supports girls' right to education.

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Portrait of Malala Yousafzai sells for £49,000

The latest on the sale of a portrait of Birmingham schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in her native Pakistan.