That's what's up! Four artists (Adam Pendleton, Rashid Johnson, Ellen Gallagher, Julie Mehretu) purchased the house where Nina Simone was born and spent her childhood.
It wasn't long after the election that this all began to happen, and I was desperate like a lot of people to be engaged, and this felt like exactly the right way.
- Rashid Johnson
Go on a tour (with The New York Times) of Simone's old home in Tryon, North Carolina, above.
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