The Ad Feature with Jonathan Cherry

Corporate sponsored public art

Jonathan Cherry believes that there should be debate and discussions on corporate sponsored public art, such as the Sun Star on Signal Hill (sponsored by Sun International) and the giant sunglasses on Sea Point Promenade (sponsored by Ray Ban).

Cherry says that in both instances, they are pieces of outdoor advertising, and that under normal circumstances, the cost of having them created for public spaces would have been exhorbitant and near impossible to achieve without such sponsorships.

But, because of the commercial backing, it enters murky waters, even if the original intent was pure and genuine.

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