A MIRROR held by statesman Nelson Mandela in his portrait A Reflection of Dignity raised R100 000 at the Tshwane leg of the 21 Icons Charity Auction on Saturday.
The 21 Icons project is a photo-documentary by Australian-born Adrian Steirn, showcasing luminaries including musicians Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Johnny Clegg, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Advocate George Bizos and artist William Kentridge.
Funds raised will be split among the icons’ chosen charities. The auction continues until March 31.
Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa pledged R100 000 from the City of Tshwane.
“The idea of 21 portraits translated and transformed through lens, paper and short film that gave birth to a charitable legacy vividly tells us a tale of a South Africa we continue to zealously build and aspire for,” Ramokgopa said.
Steirn said it was incredible to work with all the icons, but added that they were “just good people”.