John Curtis writes:

A large original painting of this work was presented to Nelson Mandela on the occasion of his 90th birthday in July 2008. Of a series of ten same sized canvas prints, two were donated to charity and auctioned, and a third has been sold to a Canadian purchaser.

John Curtis

John Curtis

As George W Bush angled for an excuse to invade Iraq in 2003, JOHN CURTIS was sufficiently moved to provide leading SA cartoonist ZAPIRO with cartoon ideas in protest. And…>

'2010: The Lionised King':
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© John Curtis | Jul 18, 2008 | Africartoons

2010: The Lionised King

NELSON, THE LIONHEARTED: "You'll always be our hero" declares this cartoon by John Curtis which was first published sans the caption in 2007, and then with it in 2008. A giant sized painting of this work was presented to Mandela (via the Nelson Mandela Foundation) on his 90th birthday.