Twitter has been left divided by businessman Kenny Kunene’s newest art purchase – a satirical painting that appears to show Mmusi Maimane, Helen Zille and James Selfe in all their naked glory.
“I am now a proud owner of this masterpiece. Powerful storytelling through art. Thanks to the fearless artist,” Kunene wrote when he posted the image, which appears to show DA leader Maimane as a fully undressed slave, pulling Western Cape Premier Zille and DA federal executive chairperson Selfe in a cart.
The artwork elicited mixed reactions from his followers. While some users said they were appalled by the painting, others praised the controversial businessman for having purchased it.
@Kenny_T_Kunene, the picture has powerful statement behind..
— salomon II (@salomonsonII) July 28, 2016
This is horrible @Kenny_T_Kunene
— Yoli (@YoliYoli_) July 28, 2016
That Kenny Kunene painting..Imagine hanging that in your house pic.twitter.com/LchC5tZVVy
— Sothole (@Gusqrd) July 28, 2016
@Kenny_T_Kunene I wonder what kind of powerful story you are telling through senseless art, never mind the political party shown.
— Leonard Baloyi (@Leonard_Baloyi) July 28, 2016
While Kunene shied away from naming the artist behind the painting, some of his followers speculated that it was Ayanda Mabulu, who is no stranger to controversy.
The artist had tongues wagging a few weeks ago when one of his artworks exhibited at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg depicted President Jacob Zuma licking the behind of one of the Gupta brothers‚ a naked Atul‚ in an aircraft cockpit‚ with an ANC flag hanging to the side.
A second painting showed Zuma reclining in what resembles a throne‚ seemingly asleep and with his private parts exposed.
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