Zim Zimma: Esther Mahlangu's BMW parks at the British Museum
Since the first BMW car was used as an unlikely canvas in 1975, a roster of art world heavyweights from David Hockney to Andy Warhol, Jenny Holzer to Roy Lichtenstein have transformed 17 cars into 3D artworks. In 1991, South African Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu was commissioned to paint the 12th car. The white BMW 525i was coated — hub caps and all — in a mural of geometric pastel-coloured shapes creating an artwork which is at once radical and “traditional”.
Game Pass Shelter the 'Rosetta Stone' of South African San Rock Art
In the well-known painting from Game Pass Shelter at Drakensberg, referred to as the Rosetta Stone of South African rock art, it was here that a vital key to understanding the symbolism of the San Bushman rock art paintings.
Bradshaw Foundation Field Trip to the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa
In 2007 the Bradshaw Foundation had the privilege of being shown San rock art paintings of the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa, by the leading expert Dr Ben Smith, Director of the Rock Art Research Institute at the University of Witwatersrand.
The Bradshaw Foundation presents the African Rock Art Gallery based on the work of photographer David Coulson, one of the leading photographers of paintings and petroglyphs, as part of the African Rock Art Archive.