The auction house Bonhams will be selling the so-called “artwork”, allegedly created in 2002 from Nelson Mandela’s ‘personal collection’ and estimates it to be worth between $60 000 to $90 000:
Mandela created the sketch along with 21 other sketches which were turned into lithographs and used in his series My Robben Island and Reflection of Robben Island.
However, The Celldoor was emotionally powerful and had symbolic meaning. As such, he kept the deeply personal piece to himself. After his death, it was inherited by his daughter, Dr Pumla Makaziwe Mandela.
Dr Makaziwe Mandela confirmed that the artwork was indeed very personal to her father, as painting had always been a means to relax and reflect. She explains:
“For him, painting was a way of relaxing, but also of making sense of the past. This work held a particular significance for him as it was a constant reminder that he could not forget what seemed unforgettable and that he should not take freedom for granted.”
The Director of Modern and Contemporary African Art at Bonhams, Giles Pappiatt said the “cultural gravitas that Mandela capture in his work is of great significance.” He sees the lock as being symbolic for hope and adds:
“[The lock shows] hope where previously there might have been none, the work demonstrates his indomitable spirit with characteristic honesty and clarity. This is the first time that a work by Nelson Mandela has come to market in the US, and we expect that it will resonate strongly.”
Madiba was sentenced to 27 years in prison and spent 18 of those years at Robben Island. His comments about these works were typically inspirational:
“It is true that Robben Island was once a place of darkness, but out of that darkness has come a wonderful brightness, a light so powerful that it could not be hidden behind prison walls, held back by prison bars or hemmed in by the surrounding sea.”
The cult of Nelson Mandela is a complete fabrication of the jewish-controlled, communist-friendly international media machine. By any reasonable standard of White civilization, Mandela should be rightly viewed for what he was, a domestic terrorist who belonged safely locked away in prison where he could not act on his racial animus toward Whites under the guise of “social justice” and “economic equality”, both euphemisms for Bolshevism.
This sketch allegedly by Mandela is worthless as “art”, and if it didn’t have Mandela’s signature on it, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to assume that an unremarkable child of ten or so had created it. But Mandela’s prison cell has been elevated to the same cultural status as the alleged gas chambers at Auschwitz, which is why people trapped in his cult of personality are willing to pay $300K for the “privilege” of spending a night in it, or to pay $90K for this childish doodle of his cell door. How much would his fans be willing to pay to hear him sing, “Kill The Boer”?