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Happy Birthday, President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

July 18, 1918  -- December 5, 2013

We joyously commemorate the centennial anniversary of the birth of President Nelson Mandela


"I paint and I sculpt, often borrowing from the historical canon, and then alter the work in some way. I cut, crumple, shroud, shred, stitch, tar, twist, bind, erase, break, tear, and turn the paintings and sculptures I create, reconfiguring them into works that nod to hidden narratives and begin to reveal unspoken truths about the nature of history."

                                                                                                                                         Sculptor and Painter Titus Kaphar


Titus Kaphar. "Behind the Myth of Benevolence," 2014 oil on canvas 59 x 34 x 6 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York