Nelson Mandela tributes and artwork

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From murals and graffiti to sketches and statues, artwork that pays tribute to Nelson Mandela can be found across the globe. Flickr users captured some of that art through their photography. Here are some selected photos.

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(Photo by www.greatpicture.nl) This photo of street art was taken on June 20, 2013.
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by www.greatpicture.nl) This photo of street art was taken on June 20, 2013.
(Sketch by Heidi Siebrits Kriel) This pencil drawing is from 2008. The artist said she doesn’t draw a lot of faces, but she wanted to try a familiar and mature face, so she picked Nelson Mandela, whose personality she wanted to portray.
Nelson Mandela art
(Sketch by Heidi Siebrits Kriel) This pencil drawing is from 2008. The artist said she doesn’t draw a lot of faces, but she wanted to try a familiar and mature face, so she picked Nelson Mandela, whose personality she wanted to portray.
(Sketch by Heidi Siebrits Kriel) Another pencil portrait of Nelson Mandela by Heidi Siebrits Kriel.
Nelson Mandela art
(Sketch by Heidi Siebrits Kriel) Another pencil portrait of Nelson Mandela by Heidi Siebrits Kriel.
(Photo by Dave Catchpole) A Nelson Mandela bust made of LEGO is on display at the Windsor, UK, LEGOLAND theme park in September 2011.
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by Dave Catchpole) A Nelson Mandela bust made of LEGO is on display at the Windsor, UK, LEGOLAND theme park in September 2011.
Oil on canvas by Chéri Chérin entitled "Nelson Mandela" from 2010; © Angalia, www.angalia-arts.com.
Nelson Mandela art
Oil on canvas by Chéri Chérin entitled "Nelson Mandela" from 2010; © Angalia, www.angalia-arts.com.
Acrylic on canvas by JP Mika entitled “Mandela,” from 2011; © Angalia, www.angalia-arts.com.
Nelson Mandela art
Acrylic on canvas by JP Mika entitled “Mandela,” from 2011; © Angalia, www.angalia-arts.com.
(Photo by misterbigidea) Titled “ActivistWear,” this photo juxtaposes a rack of shoes against a portrait of Nelson Mandela and other notable activists.
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by misterbigidea) Titled “ActivistWear,” this photo juxtaposes a rack of shoes against a portrait of Nelson Mandela and other notable activists.
(Photo by Tomoe Nakamura) This photo was taken at the Tottori Sakyu Sand Museum in 2010. For more information, visit: www.sand-museum.jp/en/
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by Tomoe Nakamura) This photo was taken at the Tottori Sakyu Sand Museum in 2010. For more information, visit: www.sand-museum.jp/en/
(Photo by Bryan Dollery) A cage surrounds a bust of Nelson Mandela to protect the building materials used to mount the bust on its plinth.
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by Bryan Dollery) A cage surrounds a bust of Nelson Mandela to protect the building materials used to mount the bust on its plinth.
(Photo by Dave Gorman) A Nelson Mandela painting.
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by Dave Gorman) A Nelson Mandela painting.
(Photo by chaouki) This World Cup-inspired artwork of Nelson Mandela was created on April 1, 2010.
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by chaouki) This World Cup-inspired artwork of Nelson Mandela was created on April 1, 2010.
(Photo by liz davies) From the photographer: “This is a watercolour of a photo depicting Nelson Mandela, his wife Graca, and Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah.”
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by liz davies) From the photographer: “This is a watercolour of a photo depicting Nelson Mandela, his wife Graca, and Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah.”
(Photo by Ben Hanbury) This close-up of a Nelson Mandela statue was taken on Sept. 23, 2006.
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by Ben Hanbury) This close-up of a Nelson Mandela statue was taken on Sept. 23, 2006.
(Photo by Franco Folini) This photo of a Nelson Mandela mural in the Mission area of San Francisco was taken on Feb. 27, 2011.
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by Franco Folini) This photo of a Nelson Mandela mural in the Mission area of San Francisco was taken on Feb. 27, 2011.
(Photo by Marshall Astor) This Nelson Mandela art by Kamran Mojedi was displayed at El Camino College Art Gallery in 2007.
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by Marshall Astor) This Nelson Mandela art by Kamran Mojedi was displayed at El Camino College Art Gallery in 2007.
(Photo by Jimmy Baikovicius) Men and women stand underneath a Mandela statue in Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg, South Africa, on July 3, 2010.
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by Jimmy Baikovicius) Men and women stand underneath a Mandela statue in Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg, South Africa, on July 3, 2010.
(Photo by Joe Stump) This photo of Nelson Mandela as a comic book superhero was taken on Aug. 14, 2010.
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by Joe Stump) This photo of Nelson Mandela as a comic book superhero was taken on Aug. 14, 2010.
(Photo by MastaBaba) This mosaic of Nelson Mandela, titled MYdiba, was created using Flickr images. More information is available at babakfakhamzadeh.com.
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by MastaBaba) This mosaic of Nelson Mandela, titled MYdiba, was created using Flickr images. More information is available at babakfakhamzadeh.com.
(Photo by Val Kerry) This image composite, showing Nelson Mandela in the middle, was created by forming Miep Gies, left, who hid and helped Anne Frank’s family in WWII, with Mother Teresa, right.
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by Val Kerry) This image composite, showing Nelson Mandela in the middle, was created by forming Miep Gies, left, who hid and helped Anne Frank’s family in WWII, with Mother Teresa, right.
(Photo by Paul Lowry) This photo of a Harlem, N.Y., mural featuring Nelson Mandela was taken on Dec. 2, 2007.
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by Paul Lowry) This photo of a Harlem, N.Y., mural featuring Nelson Mandela was taken on Dec. 2, 2007.
(Photo by r2hox) This photo of Nelson Mandela street art near Plaza de Cabestreros in Madrid, Spain, was taken on June 3, 2012.
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by r2hox) This photo of Nelson Mandela street art near Plaza de Cabestreros in Madrid, Spain, was taken on June 3, 2012.
(Photo by Warren Rohner) This photo of a Nelson Mandela mosaic was taken on May 25, 2008, in Nieuwdorp, South Africa.
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by Warren Rohner) This photo of a Nelson Mandela mosaic was taken on May 25, 2008, in Nieuwdorp, South Africa.
(Photo by balavenise) This photo of Parisian street art was taken on June 26, 2009.
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by balavenise) This photo of Parisian street art was taken on June 26, 2009.
(Photo by Guillaume Inconito) This photo of Nelson Mandela art was taken in Cape Town, South Africa, on Dec. 27, 2010.
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by Guillaume Inconito) This photo of Nelson Mandela art was taken in Cape Town, South Africa, on Dec. 27, 2010.
(Photo by Ed Jansen) The work is by Dutch sculptor Arie Schippers and is entitled “Long Walk to Freedom.” It was unveiled by Desmond Tutu in 2012 at The Hague.
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by Ed Jansen) The work is by Dutch sculptor Arie Schippers and is entitled “Long Walk to Freedom.” It was unveiled by Desmond Tutu in 2012 at The Hague.
(Photo by Salim Virji) Graffiti of Nelson Mandela is painted on the side of a trailer. This photo was taken on May 20, 2006.
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by Salim Virji) Graffiti of Nelson Mandela is painted on the side of a trailer. This photo was taken on May 20, 2006.
(Photo by Adobe of Chaos) Scaffolding is placed near a mural of Nelson Mandela at the Adobe of Chaos exhibition near Lyons, France.
Nelson Mandela art
(Photo by Adobe of Chaos) Scaffolding is placed near a mural of Nelson Mandela at the Adobe of Chaos exhibition near Lyons, France.

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