Brett Murray speaks about the shift in the work that appears on his new exhibition
Kicks and pricks aside, can Brett Murray’s work ever be read ignoring the brouhaha his Spear painting caused? The short answer: Maybe.
The trial of Louis Mabokela, accused of vandalising the Jacob Zuma ‘The Spear’ painting, has been postponed in the Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court.
The Loom of the Land shows South Africa through the eyes of more than 20 artists, but the exhibition’s politeness may leave art lovers unsatisfied.
An artwork from Brett Murray’s controversial "Hail to the Thief II" exhibition has been snatched up by hip-hop royalty Sean "Puffy" Combs.
The Film and Publications Board cannot ban online images, an appeal tribunal told it this week.
The reaction to a new painting of President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed has been banal but in an interesting way, Eusebius McKaiser has said.
The Goodman Gallery has appealed a ruling that children should be protected from the ‘Spear’ painting, saying the FPB does not have the authority.
Songstress Simphiwe Dana pens a letter to City Press editor, Ferial Haffajee, on the role "The Spear" had in dehumanising black people.
The political tsunami generated by "The Spear" has begun to subside, so there is some relative calm in which to assess the consequences of the outcry.
The heavy-handed response to the Brett Murray’s painting raises the ominous spectre of the state silencing dissent, writes Anne McClintock
The battle against the controversial "Spear" painting moves to the streets as thousands of ANC supporters prepare to march on the Goodman Gallery.
City Press editor Ferial Haffajee says the ANC is no longer a party of ideas and debate.
Described as "a sensitive man" by Nelson Mandela’s lawyer, Gcina Malindi is the anti-apartheid activist now best known for his tearful breakdown.
Rory Bester believes that the violent outrage at Brett Murray’s
painting of Jacob Zuma is as unsurprising as Murray’s work itself.
I am one of those who feel that the controversial Brett Murray painting, The Spear, denigrates our president.
How far can artists go in satirising or sending up the powerful? Nickolaus Bauer reports on different value clashes over Brett Murray’s ‘The Spear’.
Sean O’Toole explores some of the portrayals of the naked black body that have elicited fierce reactions in SA’s recent past.
One of the men accused of defacing "The Spear" artwork said he did it to defuse a situation that could have turned into a race war.
Brett Murray’s artwork has brought into sharp focus the issue of black people’s representation at the hands of whites, writes Mpho Moshe Matheolane.
A giant "X" has been painted over Brett Murray’s The Spear, defacing the controversial artwork that depicts the president with his genitals exposed.
The ANC has issued a warning to the judiciary as it takes the Goodman Gallery and City Press to court over Brett Murray’s controversial artwork.
Some random cock and balls plonked onto a picture of the president does not good satire make, writes Matthew Partridge.
Jacob Zuma’s family have criticised the artist of a painting that depicts the president with his genitals exposed.
The painting of Jacob Zuma displayed at Goodman Gallery should be removed as it is an expression of "pure prejudice", the ANCWL said on Saturday.
Johannesburg’s Goodman Gallery will not remove a painting of President Jacob Zuma with his penis exposed because that would be censorship.
Recasting images in the public domain to
deliver a message contrary to the originals is
misappropriation, writes <b>Judy Seidman</b>.
Art critics, even occasional art critics like myself, are never allowed to utter the words: "I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like."