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  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 25.5 in. x W 20 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 25.5 in. x W 20 in.
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 25.5 in. x W 20 in.
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Nelson Mandela
Hand of Africa - Mandela, Former South African President, Signed Artwork, Hand

2001

$18,874

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Nelson Mandela, Hand of Africa, 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 Hand of Africa print, he told Anna and Laura from Belgravia Gallery of his desire to become a full time artist when he retired. Throughout history few have left so indelible an imprint on the international stage as Nelson Mandela. His courage, his compassion and his humanity are among the qualities than have led to this Nobel laureate being recognized as the world’s greatest statesman.It is therefore fitting that the extraordinary imprint of his right hand should so closely resemble the shape of the continent of Africa. It is as though its rhythms, sources of strength and dynamism were reflected in the character of this truly amazing man who is now also a talented artist. Never did a single individual more powerfully symbolize the hopes of a nation. South Africa became free in the way that it did because his hand reached out to all and thus his name became a beacon of hope to oppressed peoples throughout the world. An edition of 1000 lithographs was launched on Robben Island in 2003 and very few remain available.

Details

  • Creator
    Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013)
  • Creation Year
    2001
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25.5 in. (64.77 cm)Width: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Knowle Lane, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Hand of Africa1stDibs: LU120714310682

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