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After Berlin in Germany, Shepard Fairey flew straight to South Africa to work on a massive mural somewhere on the streets of Johannesburg.

After Berlin in Germany, Shepard Fairey flew straight to South Africa to work on a massive mural somewhere on the streets of Johannesburg.
The American street artist and his team quickly worked their way through this striking portrait of the legendary Nelson Mandela.

I’m an advocate of human rights, justice, and equality, so it should be obvious why Nelson Mandela is a hero of mine. Some people seem confused by the use of purple and the slogan on my Mandela mural but they reference the anti Apartheid Purple Protest that you can read about here.
-Shepard 

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