CT graffiti artist under fire for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela artwork

A graffiti artwork in memory of the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has caused an uproar on social media, with some Twitter users commenting that the image looks nothing like Mam'Winnie.

The piece, which was unveiled in the Cape Town CBD, is the work of local graffiti artist Garth Wareley.

Wareley says people were reacting to images of the unfinished artwork, and that the piece was only completed last night.

It is 100% done now and I am very happy with the outcome. Most people will have something to say and it is the risk we take as artists.

Garth Wareley, Graffiti Artist

As a graffiti artist you put your work out there, it is not something that you create in the privacy of your own home and you can chose which exhibitions to show your work. Everyday that you paint graffiti is an exhibition.

Garth Wareley, Graffiti Artist

To hear the rest of the conversation with graffiti artist Garth Wareley, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : CT graffiti artist under fire for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela artwork


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