Color limited edition 19.75 x 26 artist's proof lithograph entitled 'The Window' from Mandela's 'My Robben Island' suite, numbered AP 25/50, signed in the lower right in pencil, "N. Mandela." Rolled and in very fine condition. This richly colored artist's proof lithograph depicts the view from Mandela's 7-by-9-foot cell where he spent 18 years. In Mandela's artist's motivation statement about the lithograph suite, he remarked: 'Today when I look at Robben Island I see it as a celebration of the struggle and a symbol of the finest qualities of the human spirit, rather than as a monument to the brutal tyranny and oppression of apartheid…In these sketches entitled: My Robben Island, I have attempted to colour the Island sketches in ways that reflect the positive light in which I view it. This is what I would like to share with people around the world and, hopefully, also project the idea that even the most fantastic dreams can be achieved if we are prepared to endure life's challenges.' Accompanied by the publisher's certificate of authenticity.
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