Monday, May 28, 2012

"Penis Art" Portrait of South Africa President Jacob Zuma Arouses Controversy, Law Suits! (NSFW)

South Africa President Jacob Zuma--"The Spear" Portrait by Brett Murray

Johannesburg, South Africa, May 22, 2012:

This portrait of Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, shown prominently portraying his genitalia has the nation aroused in controversy. The President is suing to remove this portrait from display citing his "constitutional right to dignity." 

Entitled "THE SPEAR", President Zuma's portrait is hung in a current national art exhibit in Johannesburg. 

Called "Penis Art" by the media, critics, the portraits artist, Brett Murray has answered President Zuma's law suit saying to remove it from the public would be a violation of his and the exhibitors "right to free expression." 

However, very recently the portrait was defaced when vandals spray painted  the penis and face of president Zuma.

"The (Vandalized) SPEAR"
A three Judge State Tribunal has heard the matter and will set a another court date to determine the fate of "THE SPEAR" and it's public display. Meanwhile the defaced portrait remains up and at the Gallery.

This is a continuing story.

J.

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