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Trace Zuma's trajectory by muted reaction to 'shock art'
Trace Zuma's trajectory by muted reaction to 'shock art'
When President Jacob Zuma was portrayed with his genitals exposed in The Spear in 2012, Brett Murray’s painting was defaced twice and...
Overlooked late artist Albert Adams remembered
Overlooked late artist Albert Adams remembered
“I am fascinated by those who have been left behind or forgotten,” says Marilyn Martin, the co-curator of Bonds of Memory, 
Keeping up with the Joneses
Keeping up with the Joneses
It was soon after Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, when much of the country was bubbling with rapture, hope and determination, that South...
Painting and the miracle of representation
Painting and the miracle of representation
As sounds of traffic float into Ian Grose's studio above Longmarket Street in Cape Town, the soft-spoken artist is telling me about the paintings...
An interrogation of post-colonial history
An interrogation of post-colonial history
The image of a stout-shouldered Boer goat is mesmerising. A man dressed in a teal-green farmworker's uniform, pant cuffs tucked into white...
Artist’s strongest ?suit is black
Artist’s strongest ?suit is black
It was Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 gangster movie Reservoir Dogs that popularised the black suit in its decade so that every man could...
Jo'burg's ghostly trail of Stones
Jo'burg's ghostly trail of Stones
A good art exhibition becomes part of your life’s journey. It transports you to places you didn’t know existed, or it rekindles...
Lawyer 'hijacks' art treasure
Lawyer 'hijacks' art treasure
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Artist who transcended apartheid
Artist who transcended apartheid
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After Freud, the camera will rule supreme
After Freud, the camera will rule supreme
Imagine you run the National Portrait Gallery of Britain, the United States or Australia and, during an audit of the stores, panic at lacking an...
Sculpted paintings
Sculpted paintings
Despite sculptor Nicholas Hlobo's many accolades -- he won a Standard Bank Young Artist Award in 2008 and has exhibited at the Level 2 gallery at...
Tate spends £5,7m on Rubens sketch
Tate spends £5,7m on Rubens sketch
The Tate Britain museum has bought a rare sketch by Peter Paul Rubens with help from several art and heritage foundations to keep it from being...

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