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    The art you're not supposed to see

    I suppose no one outside of South Africa has heard of the whole brouhaha that has erupted here over a satirical painting titled "The spear," by one Brett Murray. Much of the story can be read on Wikipedia here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spear_(painting)

    In the latest twist, a mass demonstration by supporters of the ruling ANC has now apparently intimidated the gallery into undertaking to remove a reproduction of the painting from its website. Well, good thing I made a copy in time! Not that I even like the painting, but I like censorship and intimidation of artists and galleries even less. So here, without further ado, is the painting the South African government doesn't want you to see. Let's see if the fuckers can shut down CA as well.
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    I did hear about this! Wasn't the point of the painting the fact that the president was accused of rape?

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    I'm so sick of seeing this shit in the news everyday.

    It's a kak painting that has snowballed into creating more needless racial tension.

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    fat guy with cock, meh, i expected more

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    I'm with you. The painting is meh but it kind of remembers of how things are going around here. Down with censorship!

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    fat guy with cock, meh, i expected more

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    On top of that, "Cola" means butt in spanish so, multiple translation FAIL
    "Great job guys! I love you. You're fired."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Kobryn View Post
    ... Is that Morphius with his cock hanging out?
    And now I'm asking myself "why... why didn't I wear the blue condom?!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodied View Post
    I did hear about this! Wasn't the point of the painting the fact that the president was accused of rape?
    Among other things, yes. The title of the painting is a play on words: the armed wing of the ANC is known as "The spear of the nation." During the apartheid era they fought a brave struggle against repression, and many of them paid with their lives. Alas, the current party has betrayed every principle they were founded upon, and the current spear is a prez who cannot keep his pants zipped up, presiding over an increasingly corrupt government. The satire is well deserved.

    Their angry response against the painting has predictably backfired, in a big way, and the internet humourists were out in force, poking further fun at the painting, the controversy surrounding it, the incident in which it was vandalized and the hapless president...
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    Can´t overlook any choppy live tracewith a cock on it that pops up, gotta go all the way to make a big deal out of it because surely that can´t possibly backfire in any way.

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