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Sat Jul 26 00:18:51 SAST 2014

Censors rate Spear 16N for nudity

Sapa | 01 June, 2012 09:46
Brett Murray's painting of Jacob Zuma before it was defaced.
Image by: SIPHIWE SIBEKO / Reuters

The Film and Publication Board has given "The Spear" painting a "16N" rating, it announced.

It means that children under the age of 16 should not have access to the artwork because it displays nudity.

"The FPB therefore presents to you that a classification rating of '16N' has been decided upon by the classification committee for the artwork by Brett Murray titled 'The Spear'," it said in a statement.

"Any persons or entities wishing to publish and exhibit images and/or replicas of this specific artwork will in future have to put in place mechanisms to regulate access to this piece of art by members of the public below the age of 16."

The painting, which was vandalised last Tuesday, depicted President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed.

FPB chairwoman Thoko Mpumlwana said the complainant had requested the board to give the painting a rating that no-one under the age of 18 should have access to it. But the board decided to give it a "16" rating.

"It might also be worth noting that the said content has evoked a mixture of emotions from diverse sections of the populace and exhibitors would be advised to be cognisant of both the manifest and latent reactions that this specific work has drawn."

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