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brett murray on anc nov 23 INLSA Brett Murray reveals the surfboard he recently painted for the 9th Wavescape Surf Film Festival to be held in Cape Town. Picture: Courtney Africa

Cape Town - Satirical artist Brett Murray, who caused a political storm with his painting The Spear, has released a new work - using a surfboard as a canvas - which pokes fun at the ANC.

The painting inverts a 1980s Struggle-era poster that read, “We demand houses, security and comfort” and instead says, “We demand Chivas, BMWs and Bribes”.

It is one of 10 paintings that will be exhibited on surfboards at the Wavescape Art Board Exhibition.

Unveiling his work on Thursday, Murray, 50, said it took him about a week to complete the painting using PVA paint.

“The idea is to show how the ideals of people have been perverted from the Struggle era to now,” he said.

The annual exhibition, which kick-starts the Wavescape surfing film festival, runs from next Wednesday until December 5.

Proceeds of an auction of the paintings will go to the NSRI, Shark Spotters and the Isiqalo Foundation's Waves for Change programme.

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