By Noah Yoo.
Nina Simone’s birthplace and childhood home was purchased by a group of artists in order to preserve the house as a historical site, the New York Times reports. Conceptual artist Adam Pendleton, sculptor/painter Rashid Johnson, filmmaker Ellen Gallagher, and painter Julie Mehretu came together to bid for the North Carolina home, purchasing it for $95,000. “We don’t have a blueprint for our ideas yet, but I think sometimes artists are the best people to deal with really tricky questions,” said Pendleton. “Like, for instance, how to honor the legacy of someone as vital and complicated as Nina Simone.”
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