Ronald Harrison’s oil painting, ‘The Black Christ’, caused an immediate stir when it was unveiled in Cape Town in 1962. Harrison chose Chief Albert Luthuli as a model for the face of the Christ, and modelled the two centurions on John Vorster and Hendrik Verwoerd, arch-proponents of the doctrine of apartheid. For this bold act of worship and defiance and his subsequent refusal to divulge the whereabouts of the painting, Ronald Harrison was incarcerated, tortured and placed under house arrest.
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ISBN: 978-0-86486-687-5, 2006, 230x150 mm, 184 pages
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