Yiull Damaso’s Nelson Mandela

Winning Bid: R6,000.00

Yiull Damaso is well known for his multiple Nelson Mandela portrait series. The first to stir controversy was the ‘Dreaded Madiba’ and the most noteworthy was his critically acclaimed work titled ‘The Night Watch!’ which was exhibited at Constitution Hill.
This painting forms part of the series and is titled “One day, they’ll understand” and refers to the thoughts that Nelson Mandela likely had during his time in prison. The Diesel tag on his shirt refers to an aspiration that appealed to Yiull in 2000 when he painted this. Diesel was not affordable for him in South Africa at that time. Diesel’s tagline back then was “For successful living!” another aspiration that appealed to Yiulll.

Item condition: New



About the artist:

Yiull is a South African artist with his own studio in Craighall Park, Johannesburg. He has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, BBC, CNN and was the focus of three documentaries: German TV, Wits Film School and University of Tshwane Art is Film School.

His work features prominently in the private collections of South African mogul Douw Stein and Bill Du Toit, among others. He has been commissioned for a range of works by The One and Only Royal Mirage Hotel in Dubai, the Royal Livingston Hotel in Zambia, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Smirnoff, Pirelli, Swatch and Elliot Mobility.

Find out more about the artist at: https://www.yiull.com/

Valued at: R105 700
Reserve price: R30 000

Total Bids Placed:

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Highest bidder was: amandacalder88

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
amandacalder88 August 26, 2020 2:58 pm R6,000.00
Auction started August 25, 2020 12:00 am


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