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A Matter of Respect- Zuma Spear Controversy.

“Only Jesus can be naked on the cross. You can’t do that to President Zuma…an insensitive creation by a white person”.” ( Barend La Grange, vandal of Murray artwork)

Well, with so many interesting debates going on about censorship, racism, cultural ethics and the nature and purpose  of art, who has time to worry about unfinished paintings?

I have thrown this topic into numerous lunch and dinner conversations, and am always delighted at the way it gets everyone hot under the collar! No more talk about the weather and the price of petrol!

Real thinking required 🙂

Please feel free to leave comments and engage with this fascinating debate! I personally go with Mike van Graans review of Brett Murray’s entire exhibition “Hail to the Thief”

 

Interesting/informative  links discussing the Zuma Spear Controversy..:

 

http://www.brettmurray.co.za/essays-and-texts/mike-van-graans-hail-to-the-thief-review/

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/world-news/zuma-painting-charges-dropped_711593.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/29/jacob-zuma-spear-anc-rally

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/66c5186a-aa46-11e1-8b9d-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1wR1ZKWOb

http://www.news24.com/Tags/Topics/zuma_painting