Freddy Sam paints massive Nelson Mandela tribute in johannesburg

Street Art // Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Commissioned by the Maboneng precinct as a gift to the city in the memory of Nelson Mandela, South African artist, Freddy Sam, painted a 10-story portrait based on Bob Gosani’s iconic image of the nations prolific revolutionary figure. The massive piece took just four days to paint and was inspired by Mandela’s definition of “Ubuntu,” which translates to “You cannot be human all by yourself.”

New Mural by Freddy Sam in Philadelphia

Street Art // Saturday, August 10, 2013
Working with The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and students from Sayre High School, South African artist, Freddy Sam created this mural entitled “Together Moving Mountains” in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood. The mural depicts a springbok (a species of antelope) drinking from a river with abstract design and patterns at the bottom. To see the piece in person head to 161 Cecil B. Moore.

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