Aesthetics of the Phallus

Yesterday, Goodman Gallery emailed a press release to its huge recipient list, announcing a “joint settlement with [the] ANC.” After closed meetings, conducted in “order to establish common ground and a basis for resolution” in which all parties strove “to strike a balance” between maligned factions “in a spirit of amicability,” the Gallery felt it had maintained its “integrity as a contemporary art space dedicated to freedom of expression and to the voice of dissent.”

 The (now defaced) Penisgate painting by Brett Murray has come down. And the ANC will no longer sue the hell out of Murray and the Goodman. (Read the backstory by Sean here.)

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