“These sketches are not so much about my life as they are about my own country. I drew hands because they are powerful instruments, hands can hurt or heal, punish or uplift. They can also be bound but a quest for righteousness can never be repressed. In time, we broke lose the shackles of injustice, we joined hands across social divides and national boundaries, between continents and over oceans and now we look to the future, knowing that even if age makes us wiser guides, [it is] the youth that reminds us of love, of trust and of the value of life.” 25.7.2001 N Mandela
This piece is hand signed by Nelson Mandela underneath the Artist's Motivation and is from a boxed set of 6 images (edition of 950) with 125 Artist Proofs onto cream paper and 125 Artist Proofs onto white paper (printed onto a single strip).
Every Nelson Mandela work sold by Belgravia Gallery has a signature verification by the eminent South African signature expert, Cecil Greenfield.