The world is mourning the death of the “Father of Africa” Nelson Mandela.
To coincide with the film release Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, you can learn more about the amazing man’s life by viewing official lithographs and photographs signed by him.
The pieces, accompanied by powerful commentary by Mandela himself, are exhibited at London’s Belgravia Gallery from January 5 to February 2.
The exhibition will feature 16 lithographs which were signed by Mandela in South Africa. They include original drawings of Robben Island where Mandela was imprisoned as well as images of his beloved South Africa, photos from throughout his extraordinary life by celebrated photographer Jergen Schadeberg and a signed and illustrated copy of Mandela’s book, The Long Walk to Freedom.
Other highlights include: The Hand of Africa: a print of Mandela’s right hand which closely resembles the continent of Africa. The piece was originally intended to show his life and love lines.
Impressions of Africa: a limited edition signed lithograph where hand prints belonging to children affected by HIV surround that of Nelson Mandela’s left hand. The piece has a haunting sadness which reflects the AIDs dilemma in Africa.
The Royal premiere of ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ starring Idris Elba was held in London last night before the official UK release on January 3.