Impressions of Africa: Black & White
Africa has historically had a capacity for suffering which has often seemed almost infinite. Following slavery and colonialism, a new scourge, HIV, is afflicting millions throughout the continent. In the second of these works, the imprints of the hands of children affected by HIV surround that of Nelson Mandela's left hand and this image has a haunting sadness as it reflects Africa's new and truly tragic dilemma. The numbers of those already afflicted by this terrible disease are truly appalling and the forecasts are absolutely chilling. Nelson Mandela, now in his nineties but as resolute as ever, is once again reaching out to answer the new cry from those suffering in his beloved country.
Every Nelson Mandela work sold by Belgravia Gallery has a signature verification by the eminent South African signature expert, Cecil Greenfield.