Monday, October 8, 2007

Nelson Mandela - Original limited edition lithographs

A few weeks ago I was in Sydney, Australia where I stumbled upon Touch Galleries on Hickson Road (alas - the street wasn't name for one of MY relatives!), just blocks from the Sydney Opera House and Bridge. A huge two-story cloth-like banner waved gentle in front of the brick building announcing an exhibit of artwork by Nelson Mandela. I never realized Mr. Mandela could paint!
The stark, colored images include scenes from Robben Island, its Tower, the Courtyard, Tennis Court and hospital Ward. The original limited edition lithographs sold in the four and five digit range. There were no postcards or any affordable items to bring home, save this free gallery brochure. Given Mr. Mandela's art style, I could see him illustrating a children's picture book, can't you!?


Don Tate II said...

Thanks for sharing, Kyra. I had no idea Mandela was an artist, too.

Kyra said...

HEy Don - Yes, his illustrations are straightfoward, but captivating. I really can see him illustrating a picture book.

Best, Kyra