The New Yorker Puts a Young Nelson Mandela on the Cover

Artist Kadir Nelson Wants to Make the Painting a Tribute to the Struggle for Freedom

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Kadir Nelson draws Nelson Mandela, the world leader that passed away Thursday at the age of 95, to grace the front cover of The New Yorker. "Madiba," as the piece is known, is a younger image of Mandela from the time he was on trial with his peers. Nelson told the New Yorker that he wanted to "make a simple and bold statement about Mandela and his life as a freedom fighter," and that "the painting is a tribute to the struggle for freedom from all forms of discrimination, and Nelson's very prominent role as a leader in the anti-apartheid movement."

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