Artwork by the late Nelson Mandela will go on public display and sale in Liverpool from today. Around 7000 people are expected to pass through the doors at the the World Museum to see the exhibition as part of the UK’s International Festival for Business (IFB 2014).
It will be a rare opportunity to view his artwork - The Long Walk to Freedom Collective, at Liverpool Contemporary Arts Fair.
It includes drawings and handwritten motivations by Nelson Mandela and is being presented by, The Belgravia Gallery from London. The organisers spent time with Mandela prior to his passing, and want to help continue his vision to raise funds for his foundation, supporting children with HIV.
Images include a pastel drawing by Mr Mandela featuring the map of Africa with many colours – indicative of the ‘rainbow nation’ Mr Mandela loved so much. Also on show will be a colourful drawing of his home town, Qunu, where he was laid to rest in December 2013.
Art Fair Co-Director, Shirley-Ann O’Neill said “This will be a rare opportunity to view and buy original Nelson Mandela’s art. We are very privileged to be entrusted with the sale of these iconic pieces to allow his vision to continue. This art collection will no doubt be a highlight of the Fair”.