The Showroom
Limited Edition

Uriel Orlow: Mandela’s Gold

400 x 400 mm
Giclée archival print on Baryta paper
Limited Edition of 25
Price: £300 (unframed), £400 (framed)


Mandela’s Gold is a rare yellow flowering bird of paradise flower, whose tiny black seeds have an orange tuft of hair. The flower was bred over almost 20 years at the National Botanical Gardens in Cape Town, coinciding with Nelson Mandela’s incarceration in the notorious Robben Island prison. In 1994, after he became the first black president of South Africa, the flower was named in his honour. The seed (photographed under a loupe – a small magnifying glass) will be presented as part of Orlow's exhibition Mafavuke’s Trial and Other Plant Stories at The Showroom.

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Please contact Seema Manchanda for sales and information.

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    Publication Uriel Orlow: Theatrum Botanicum

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    Exhibition Uriel Orlow: Mafavuke’s Trial and Other Plant Stories

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    Event Symposium: Theatrum Botanicum and Other Forms of Knowledge

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    Audio Symposium: Theatrum Botanicum and Other Forms of Knowledge

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    Event Uriel Orlow and Cooking Sections: Better, More Exotic and Half a Penny Cheaper

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    Event Putting the Medicinal Garden to Use

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    Event Medicinal garden launch and tour with Uriel Orlow and Michael Heinrich