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23 May 2017 22:38 (South Africa)

Mandela autopsy painting stirs controversy

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Yiull Damaso's painting of Nelson Mandela as a corpse, with late Aids orphan Nkosi Johnson performing an autopsy on him, has provoked angry complaints from members of the public. However, Hyde Park shopping centre management, has said they will continue to display the painting, as they "support freedom of expression and art". Read more: M&G, Sapa via News24

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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