In an effort to fight for global youth education, Malala Yousafzai will celebrate her 16th birthday at the United Nations where she will submit a petition for education equality to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. To mark this occasion, Galerie Swanström will exhibit the painting titled MISS MALALA by the female street artist, gilf! Please join us at the gallery in SoHo for a cocktail reception on Monday, July 15 from 6 to 8 pm. A portion of the sale of this painting will be donated by the artist to THE MALALA FUND
Malala, a student and education activist, became a victim of terrorism after she spoke out in favor of the education of girls. She is the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize in history - and recognized this year by TIME Magazine: The 100 Most Influential People in the World.
MISS MALALA by gilf! 2012, 40 x 20 inches,
spray paint on black dibond, edition of three
"Knowledge is the ultimate weapon."
gilf! is a contemporary street artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BFA in Fine Art.
The painting, Miss Malala, will be exhibited at the galerie by appointment (+1.347.326.3259), through July. You may support Malala and young people all over the world fighting for an education by signing the petition from A World at School.