Free Mandela


Oil on canvas

  • 140cm (h)
  • 200cm (w)

The scene is the joyous day of Mandela’s release. We see the personal moment of his reunion with Winnie within the broader context of Mandela’s massive political significance, as someone who set an example of statesmanship and forgiveness. However, one central character stands unmoved while those around him dance with delight.

Kambudzi makes a direct comparison between the track records of Mandela and Mugabe, whose steely presence sits directly above Mandela. Posterity will decide…

This artwork is being sold through Guruve by a private collector, who acquired it directly from the artist. It is in the UK and will be shipped from there; P&P at buyer’s expense. It is currently unstretched for easier (and cheaper) freight, but can be stretched at the buyer’s request.