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Nelson Mandela
The Cell - Mandela, Former South African President, Signed Art, Robben Island

2002

$20,501.58

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Nelson Mandela, The Cell, 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 Cell print, he told Anna and Laura from Belgravia Gallery of his desire to become a full time artist when he retired. This sketch depicts the view into Nelson Mandela’s prison cell through the open cell door. The few possessions that prisoners were allowed have been emphasised in colour, as they are symbolic of a link with a reality outside the harsh prison regime. Their meagre possessions typically included letters and photographs of family and friends – pieces of paper that acquired tremendous emotional value to prisoners. Nelson Mandela was to spend some 17 years of his 26 year imprisonment in this cell on Robben Island. When he was released from prison he became South Africa’s first black president and showed the country how to unify and forgive. An edition of 500 lithographs was launched on Robben Island in 2003 and very few remain available.

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  • Creator
    Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013)
  • Creation Year
    2002
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25.6 in. (65 cm)Width: 19.69 in. (50 cm)Depth: 1.58 in. (4 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Knowle Lane, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: The Cell1stDibs: LU120714347421

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