'The Spear' unbanned
A RULING on the classification of The Spear artwork was overturned by the Film and Publications Board's appeal tribunal yesterday, the regulatory body said.
This means the painting is no longer subject to a rating of 16N, which the board introduced in July.
The Goodman Gallery appealed against the classification on September 17 on the grounds that it was "impermissible and unsustainable".
The Spear is a painting by Cape Town artist Brett Murray, depicting President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed.