When the architect of apartheid in South Africa, Hendrik Verwoerd, was assassinated in 1966, Private Eye Magazine ran a cover showing dancing Zulus with the headline 'A Nation Mourns'.
I painted this picture of a white man on a racially segregated beach reading the Cape Argus. Lacking  awareness of others or their own irony, the newspaper proclaimed 'All Races Mourn.' This picture is based on the genuine front page of the newspaper at the time. 
Information in apartheid South Africa was strictly controlled, with the 'normalisation' of racial injustices.
I was exiled from South Africa in 1977 due to my photographs of apartheid South Africa. More about that body of my work here.
Acrylic and ink on board. 24 X 18 inches

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