Important South African Art

Live Auction, 16 May 2011

Session Two

Sold for

ZAR 111 400
Lot 308
  • Willie Bester; I will have to Check whether He is still in Jail

Lot Estimate
ZAR 100 000 - 150 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 111 400

About this Item

South African 1956-
I will have to Check whether He is still in Jail

signed and dated 03

oil and enamel paint on wood, studs, SA National Service army pants, found objects and glass
tondo: diameter 99,5cm


Full Title:

"I will have to check whether he is still in jail" - Department of Prison Official, responding to a press query on whether Mr. Nelson Mandela was about to be released. Financial Mail, 21 February, 1986.

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