Controversial work is an insult to artists: iLIVE
Brett Murray's depiction of President Jacob Zuma is clearly nowhere close to being artistic.
He simply took a picture of Vladimir Lenin, doctored it by inserting Zuma's face, and to ensure there would be controversy and thus free publicity for the picture and himself, he decided to insert private parts.
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. Murray has insulted genuine artists, and people may start thinking that all artists behave in the manner that Murray has misrepresented them.