UCT students burnt painting of black protest artist

2016-02-17 14:29
A photo taken by GroundUp reporter Ashleigh Furlong shows that at least one of the paintings destroyed by Rhodes Must Fall protesters was by Keresemose Richard Baholo (GroundUp)

A photo taken by GroundUp reporter Ashleigh Furlong shows that at least one of the paintings destroyed by Rhodes Must Fall protesters was by Keresemose Richard Baholo (GroundUp)

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Cape Town - At least one, and possibly two, of the paintings burnt on Tuesday night by Rhodes Must Fall students were by Keresemose Richard Baholo.

In the 1990s, he painted a series of pictures of protests at the University of Cape Town featuring Jameson Hall in the background.

GroundUp's reporter on the scene took a photo of the inscription on the back of one of the burnt paintings.

The inscription says, "Extinguished Torch of Academic Freedom". It is dated September 1993.

The majority of works destroyed, and specifically targeted, were of white people connected to the university.


(GroundUp)

Here is a photo of Baholo from Facebook:


(Keresemose Richard Baholo, Facebook)

Here is an example of his work. And here too.

While GroundUp has not confirmed this yet, they appear to be stylistically similar, and consequently by the same artist, as the painting at the top of the pile of burning paintings.

Read more on:    uct  |  cape town  |  university fees  |  protests  |  university protests

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