Guerrilla street artist Robbie Conal is celebrating Nelson Mandela's life by recruiting volunteers to place some 6,000 posters of the hero across Los Angeles and Capetown.
One poster says "Dancing" and refers to what Conal called "the Madiba shuffle dance," which Mandela started doing regularly after he was released from his 27-year stint as a political prisoner, the LA Weekly reports.
Another poster says "Walking" and refers to Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, the Weekly reports.
Conal and volunteers, whom he calls art vandals, gathered for an "Art Attack" Friday night in Los Angeles. Even though the LAPD warned against the action because it's considered vandalism, hundreds of posters were distributed, along with brushes and buckets of glue, CBS reports.
This week 4,800 copies of the posters are headed to South Africa's Capetown, Conal told the Weekly.
Mandela died at the age of 95 on Dec. 5. Coincidentally, Conal had tweeted this message about Mandela days before his death
— robbie conal (@robbieconal) November 28, 2013