Brett Murray “The Spear” / paint 
 (On May 22, 2012, this controversial painting of South African president Jacob Zuma (which depicts the politician, genitals exposed, in a dramatic pose reminiscent of Soviet-era poster work) was defaced while on view at Johannesburg’s Goodman Gallery. 
 The artwork was damaged by two men - one of whom painted a red X across Zuma’s face and genitals as the other threw black paint onto the canvas. 
 One of the men, arrested at the scene, said simply, “The painting was offensive.”)

Brett Murray “The Spear” / paint

(On May 22, 2012, this controversial painting of South African president Jacob Zuma (which depicts the politician, genitals exposed, in a dramatic pose reminiscent of Soviet-era poster work) was defaced while on view at Johannesburg’s Goodman Gallery.

The artwork was damaged by two men - one of whom painted a red X across Zuma’s face and genitals as the other threw black paint onto the canvas.

One of the men, arrested at the scene, said simply, “The painting was offensive.”)

Christopher Schreck