Winnie Mandela has died at the age of 81. The longtime wife of South African President Nelson Mandela, she was also known for her political involvement and efforts to combat apartheid, as well as controversial actions that led to convictions for kidnapping and fraud.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Nina Simone’s childhood home a national treasure; it was saved from demolition in 2016. The singer and Civil Rights activist experienced major mental health & financial issues before dying in France in 2003.
Pablo Picasso’s 1905 portrait, “Fillette à la corbeille fleurie,” sold for $115 million at a Christie’s auction, stirring controversy over a young girl’s sexualized depiction. The record-breaking auction included pieces from Paul Gauguin, Edouard Manet, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet.