Live Auction, 6 February 2012

Sold for

R 35 648
Lot 653
Brett Murray; Africa

Lot Estimate
R 15 000 - 20 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 35 648

About this Item

South African 1961-
Africa
signed with the artist's initials and numbered 1/15
painted bronze
height: 28cm

Notes

A public sculpture of this subject was deemed so controversial that city officials nearly prevented its planned installation in St George's Mall, Cape Town.   Murray cast a generically African figure sculpture in bronze, violently disturbing the integrity of its surface and identity by appending little manic models of cartoon character Bart Simpson's head.   It stands over three metres high and is illustrated  in the Standard Bank Young Artist Johannesburg 2002 catalogue, White Like Me, Brett Murray, on page 7


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