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  • Provenance


    David Krut Projects, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    This is one of a series of works done after Stopforth spent a two-week period as the Artist In Residence on Robben Island in 2004. The image references the steel cabinets in the cell occupied by Nelson Mandela for 17 years, and as a result of their close proximity to him this mundane object becomes a metaphorical container of memory and time. For Stopforth “the cabinets half open, half closed doors call simultaneously to a past and a future, as if caught in the cross winds of history.” (Leora Maltz from the forthcoming Taxi Art Books Publication: Paul Stopforth)  
     
     
     

SOUTH AFRICA/UNITED STATES

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'The Island' #7 (Cabinets) Nelson Mandela's Prison Cell - Robben Island

2004
Milk paint, charcoal and gouache on wood panel.
24 x 80 in. (61 x 203.2 cm).
Signed and dated "Paul Stopforth 04" lower right; also signed twice, titled and dated "Paul Stopforth 'The Island' #7 (Cabinets) Nelson Mandela's Prison Cell - Robben Island 2004" on the reverse.

Estimate
$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $7,500

AFRICA Theme Sale

15 May 2010
New York