Photo portrait of Madiba sells for record R2?million

2013-12-04 00:00

A PORTRAIT of former president Nelson Mandela, which was shot by Adrian Steirn for the 21 Icons South Africa project, has been bought by a private collector for a record sale price of $200 000 (about R2 million).

The first of 21 signed portraits of iconic South Africans unveiled during the debut season of the three-year project, it was bought by a New York art collector, who said: “I am honoured to own what has already become an iconic image of one of the greatest statesmen the world has ever known”. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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