Madiba (Nelson Mandela)

40 x 50 cm
Next edition no. 5 out of 50

$ 265

  • Black 40 x 50 frame($ 354)
  • White 40×50 frame($ 354)
  • No frame($ 265)

$ 265

Frame: No frame
No frame ( $ 265)

About the artwork

Often termed the “father of the nation” in his native South Africa, Nelson Mandela (also referred to by his Xhosa clan name, Madiba) is widely hailed as one of the great freedom fighters of the twentieth century. Here, Makeba KEEBS Rainey pays tribute to the political prisoner turned head of state, showing him with a defiantly raised fist, his business suit transformed into bright, patterned fabrics reminiscent of popular African textiles. He stands before a similarly transformed South African flag—the same one adopted in 1994, the year he became the country’s first black president.

Superb paper quality

Our paper comes from centuries-old maker Hahnemühle FineArt, whose products have been used by countless artists throughout history

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Signed limited edition

These aren’t posters; they’re the same unique small-batch artworks that you’d find at a gallery

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Our frames

We use aluminum frames crafted in Germany by our premium supplier Halbe Rahmen

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About Makeba KEEBS Rainey

Re-envisioning ancestors through new media

“Uplifting contributions to global Black Culture"

Building community through art; that’s Harlem based artist Makeba’s key focus. Her bright and inspired work explores social justice elements of Black Liberation movements, merging the old with the new by re-envisioning ancestors through new media...

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