Shepard Fairey is leaving his stamp from continent to continent. Earlier this month, we saw Fairey making his mark in Berlin, Germany for Urban Nation. Now, he’s taken his talents to South Africa to show respect to the late and great Nelson Mandela.
The street artist flew to South Africa to work on the massive mural of legendary philanthropist and President of the country. Fairey shared a few words about his thoughts behind the beautiful mural:
I’m an advocate of human rights, justice, and equality, so it should be obvious why Nelson Mandela is a hero of mine. Some people seem confused by the use of purple and the slogan on my Mandela mural but they reference the anti Apartheid Purple Protest that you can read about here.
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