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  • S. Africa gallery to remove painting from website

    A handwritten sign that said "whites hate blacks" and was carried by one of more than 2,000 protesters in Johannesburg on Tuesday shows that a fierce national debate over a painting depicting the president's genitals is about more than art and the constitution.


  • The controversial portrait of South African President Jacob Zuma painted by Brett Murray, was defaced last week while on display at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg. Footage shown on a national news station shows a man in a suit painting a red X over the president's genitals and then his face. Next, a man in a hoodie rubs black paint over the president's face and down the painting. Two men - one white, one black - were arrested and charged with trespassing. The painting has been removed from the gallery. (Associated Press)

    Painting of president underscores South Africa's lingering racial divide

    A handwritten sign that says "whites hate blacks" carried by one of more than 2,000 protesters in Johannesburg on Tuesday shows that a fierce national debate about a painting depicting the president's genitals is about more than art and the constitution.


  • Painting that ridicules S. Africa's leader defaced

    South African President Jacob Zuma and his African National Congress sought a court order Tuesday to have a painting depicting the president's genitals removed from an art gallery but two men took matters into their own hands by defacing the portrait with gobs of paint.


  • SAfrica: Zuma seeks ban on artwork; vandals hit

    South African President Jacob Zuma and his African National Congress sought a court order Tuesday to have a painting depicting the president's genitals removed from an art gallery but two men took matters into their own hands by defacing the portrait with gobs of paint.


  • S.Africa's ANC fumes over art ridiculing president

    South Africa's governing party said Thursday it will demand the removal of a painting from an exhibition by one of the nation's best-known artists that ridicules the party and the president with graphic and provocative imagery.


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