I just finished reading Brett Martin's profile of Bill Murray for the January issue of GQ, and while the story and Murray are highly entertaining, I'm tiring of reading profiles in which Murray simultaneously demonstrates how funny and how aimless he is. Martin observes that Murray has become a kind of "wandering, perpetual performance [...]
GQ published a new profile of Bill Murray this afternoon that’ll appear in its January issue. It was written by Brett Martin, who is a friend of mine. While I’m seething with envy at the moment, I can’t wait for the next time I go out for drinks with him to hear all about his time hanging with the master internet-baiter. Show More Summary
Connor Shaw ran. He also passed. Not coincidentally, his team won. (AP photo by Brett Flashnick) 1. Aaron Murray didn’t exactly grab his star-making moment by the throat. Delivering a tipped interception on Georgia’s third snap was the worst possible start for the quarterback who still hasn’t presided over a victory against a team of substance. Show More Summary
Sat 25 Aug Controversy features highlights from the Midnight Shift's past seven productions and stars DJs Murray Hood, Chip, Johny Blue Boy, Eddie Coulter, Brett...
South Africa’s most hated gallery was shell-shocked when I visited it on Friday afternoon. On May 10th, the Goodman Gallery, in Johannesburg, opened “Hail to the Thief II,” an exhibit by South African artist Brett Murray that bluntly, and sometimes entertainingly, criticizes the African National Congress, the country’s ruling party. Show More Summary
(The Root) -- President Jacob Zuma of South Africa is again in the news for reasons that have to do with his marital history and sexual conduct. But this time the issue is with artist Brett Murray's depiction of Zuma in a satirical portrayal that has him assuming a pose associated with Lenin -- with a notable twist. Show More Summary
Several weeks ago, controversy ignited in South Africa when a Johannesburg gallery opened an exhibition by artist Brett Murray featuring The Spear -- a painting which depicted Jacob Zuma, the president of South Africa with his genitals exposed.
Last week I reported on the furore over Brett Murray's The Spear (2012), a saucy lampoon of South African President Jacob Zuma with his flies undone (CLICK). Shown here is the state of it after it was vandalised by ANC supporters. The...Show More Summary
As many as 15,000 South Africans are expected to protest a painting called "The Spear," in which President Jacob Zuma's genitals are exposed. Done in the style of Soviet-era propaganda, the work is by artist Brett Murray and is currently...Show More Summary
A painting by Brett Murray of the South African President has caused outrage among the ANC faithful but the subsequent acts of vandalism raise questions for which there are no easy answers.
I thought you might like to see that South African painting all the fuss is about: Brett Murray's The Spear (2012). It's based on Victor Ivanov's poster of Lenin and depicts SA President Jacob Zuma with his flies undone. It caused a furore when it appeared in Murray's exhibition Hail to the Thief II in the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg. Show More Summary
JOHANNESBURG (AP).- A lawyer for South Africa's president broke down in tears Thursday as he tried to convince three judges that the display of a portrait that depicts the president's genitals is unlawful. The three South Gauteng High Court judges called a recess after the emotional display. Show More Summary
A weekly roundup of arts and culture headlines. Click to enlarge. Photo by the Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images. "The Spear," a painting by Brett Murray at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg that depicts South African President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed, was defaced on Tuesday. Show More Summary
Is the South African government's fury over Brett Murray's painting of Zuma's genitalia all it seems? First Post LAST UPDATED AT 16:11 ON Thu 24 May 2012 SOUTH AFRICA'S president Jacob Zuma has been in court today to argue that a portrait...Show More Summary
Art isn’t usually a life or death matter, but the controversy over South African artist Brett Murray’s The Spear (detail shown above) might end in bloodshed. When Murray decided to paint South African President Jacob Zumaalong the lines...Show More Summary
Let’s get one thing clear. Is ‘The Spear,’ a picture by the South African artist Brett Murray representing South African President Jacob Zuma in heroic revolutionary pose — with his penis hanging out — good art? No. The pose is striking. But the black, red and yellow coloring is derivative, borrowed not only from the [...]
As the furore around Brett Murray’s ‘Spear’ painting grows, the ANC has announced that it is taking the step of banning the collected works of Shakespeare and the production of Spearmint chewing gum. “We are left with no choice in order to halt the imperialist racist obsession with spears,” a spokesman announced today.
When it comes to making art, anything Brett Murray can do, President Zuma can do better. Our cartoonist reveals the Artist Formerly Known As Respected, hard at work on a new masterpiece...
A painting by Cape Town-based artist Brett Murray depicting President Jacob Zuma's genitals has ignited online debate about morality and freedom of speech in South Africa The painting tilted “The Spear” is part of Hail to the Thief II exhibition in Johannesburg.
The ANC has apologised for over-using the same faded race card yesterday when it described Brett Murray's painting as racist, saying that Gwede Mantashe had been forced to play the old heavily thumbed one as the new race card was still at the printers. Meanwhile, the party has updated its official list of racist things to include paint, logic and gravity.