Embargo on History



South Africa / United Kingdom


Embargo de l'Histoire / Embargo on History

(Nelson Mandela)


70 x 50

Watercolour & Collage on Paper


Mandela is the Icon.


He needs no introduction. Except maybe to say that his life underlined the necessity of this series of paintings. In 1993, just before elections in South Africa I took part in a lunch with Mandela and the French foreign ministry. Extremely diplomatically Mandela thanked his hosts for the invitation and suggested that if he hadn’t been considered a terrorist for many years, he might have been invited earlier. Perspectives on people change…