A $1.5 million painting once sold to pay for Mandela’s legal fees, has been found in a London flat

One man’s prized artwork–filled with political significance–is another man’s kitchen noticeboard it seems.

The Guardian reported that “Arab in Black”, a painting that was sold to help raise funds for the 1956 trial of the late South African president, Nelson Mandela, and other anti-Apartheid activists, was being used as a kitchen noticeboard–with letters, postcards and bills pinned on it in a London flat for years.

The painting, the work of the late South African artist,...

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