Friday, May 25, 2012

No Comment: Jacob Lenin Zuma's Penis victimized by Brett Murray, the Goodman Gallery, Zapiro, City Press, and all White South Africans

Brett Murray
The Spear, 2011
Acrylic on canvas
185 x 140cm


"The portrait depicts me in a manner that suggests I am a philanderer, a womaniser and one with no respect. It is an undignified depiction of my personality and seeks to create doubt about my personality in the eyes of fellow citizens, family, and children." --Jacob Lenin Zuma


3 comments:

Angulus Calx said...

Jacob "Lenin" Zuma?
Nice!

ALL white South Africans?
Obviously not what I have expected from you...
you should know better.

Alex Engwete said...

@ Angulus Calx:

Oh, man, you got me all wrong there. It's sarcasm. And please, don't pin this on me, a mere messenger. Barend la Grange, the White South African who defaced The Spear, claimed he did so to prevent (racial) civil war in South Africa.

Yesterday's editorial of the Johannesburg-based Mail and Guardian on the racial tension caused by The Spear was titled "Lancing our nation's wounds."

The editorial charges that Zuma is playing the reactionary race card,
"seeking, with some success, to portray himself as a victim of white elitists whose disparagement of African cultural norms injured his dignity and repeated the humiliations of apartheid."

Again, it's not me. It's South Africans speaking!

Angulus Calx said...

Got it..

a nice post with little words, but a big impact. I like it.