Murray is a fake artist

2012-05-26 10:20

The picture attributed to Brett Murray as a depiction of President Jacob Zuma is clearly nowhere close to being artistic.

There is absolutely nothing artistic about it.

Murray simply took a picture of Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin and doctored it by inserting President Jacob Zuma’s face and private parts, so that there would be controversy and thus free publicity for the picture and himself.

It is a poor representation of all who call themselves artists.

A genuine artist would never copy someone else’s picture, try to doctor it and present it to the world as if it is art.

Real artists will paint a picture from scratch, and present something new to the world.

Real artists need to stand up and defend their art because Murray has insulted genuine artists out there and people may start thinking that artists behave in the manner that he has misrepresented them.

It is an outrageous insult to art, thus making Murray as fake as the drawing that he has presented. 

Thabo Thwala


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