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Nelson Mandela
Artist Motivation - Mandela, Former South African President, Inspirational Words

2002

$10,582.36

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Nelson Mandela, Artist's Motivation, Signed Limited Edition Lithograph Many people are unaware that Nelson Mandela turned his hand to art in his 80's as a way of leaving a legacy for his family. He spent time with an art tutor and learnt to draw. In 2002, when creating the The Motivation print, he told Anna and Laura from Belgravia Gallery of his desire to become a full time artist when he retired. This artwork is a handwritten Artist’s Motivation by Nelson Mandela and reads: “Today when I look at Robben Island I see it as a celebration of the struggle and a symbol of the finest qualities of the human spirit, rather than as a monument to the brutal tyranny and oppression of apartheid. Robben Island is a place where courage endured in the face of endless hardship, a place where people kept on believing when it seemed their dreams were hopeless and a place where wisdom and determination overcame fear and human frailty. It is true that Robben Island was once a place of darkness, but out of that darkness has come a wonderful brightness, a light so powerful that it could not be hidden behind prison walls, held back by prison bars or hemmed in by the surrounding sea. In these sketches entitled: My Robben Island, I have attempted to colour the island sketches in ways that reflect the positive light in which I view it. This is what I would like to share with people around the world and, hopefully, also project the idea that even the most fantastic dreams can be achieved if we are prepared to endure life’s challenges.” Nelson Mandela An edition of 500 lithographs was launched on Robben Island in 2003 and very few remain available.

Details

  • Creator
    Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013)
  • Creation Year
    2002
  • Dimensions
    Height: 19.69 in. (50 cm)Width: 22.05 in. (56 cm)Depth: 1.58 in. (4 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Knowle Lane, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Artist's Motivation1stDibs: LU120714348221

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