Brett Murray was born in Pretoria in 1961 and studied at the University of Cape Town where he was awarded his Master’s of Fine Art degree in 1988 with distinction. The title of his dissertation is A Group of Satirical Sculptures Examining Social and Political Paradoxes in the South African Context. As an undergraduate he won many prestigious awards, scholarships and bursaries. From 1991 to 1994 he established the sculpture department at the University of Stellenbosch.

Murray has since exhibited extensively in South Africa and abroad. In 1999 he co-founded, with other artists and cultural practitioners, Public Eye, a section 27 company that manage and initiate art projects in the public arena with the aim to develop a greater profile for public art in Cape Town.

Throughout his career he has won many art commissions and competitions and was nominated as the Standard Bank Young Artist for 2002. His solo shows include: White Boy Sings the Blues (1996) at the Rembrandt Gallery in Johannesburg, I Love Africa (2000) at the Bell-Roberts Gallery in Cape Town, Us and Them (2003) at the Axis Gallery in New York and Sleep Sleep (2006) at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg. His solo show Crocodile Tears (2007 & 2009), was held at Goodman Gallery Cape Town and Johannesburg. The show, Hail to the Thief was held at the Goodman Gallery, Cape Town in 2010, and then at the Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg in 2012 and most recently Again Again at the Goodman Gallery, Cape Town in 2015. Murray’s work is housed in numerous South African and International public and private collections.


Made for solo exhibition Again Again, 2015, Goodman Gallery Cape Town

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Night and Day
2015
2 Part woodcut on Hahnemühle Copperplate White 350gsm
Edition of 10
Paper dimension: 181 x 220 cm (181 x 110 cm per print)

Price R50000 excl. vat

 

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Illumination
2014
3 Part multi-block woodcut on Zerkall Bütten 145gsm
Edition of 10
Paper dimension: 53,3 x 201 cm (53,3 x 66,8 cm per print)

Price R30000 excl. vat

 

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Call and Response I
2015
2 Part etching on Somerset Black Velvet 250gsm
Edition of 15
Paper dimension: 28,2 x 50,5 cm (28,2 x 25,2 cm per print)

Price R14850 excl. vat

 

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Call and Response II
2015
2 Part etching on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Edition of 15
Paper dimension: 28,2 x 50,5 cm (28,2 x 25,2 cm per print)

Price R13500 excl. vat

 

Made for solo exhibitions Hail to the Thief, 2010 Goodman Gallery Cape Town & 2012 Goodman Gallery Johannesburg

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Hail to the Thief
2010
Photo polymer on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Edition of 10
Paper dimension: 67,5 x 66 cm
Image dimension: 46 x 44,5 cm

EDITION SOLD OUT

 

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Glory
2010
Relief on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Edition of 10
Paper dimension: 44 x 44 cm
Image dimension: 30 x 30 cm

EDITION SOLD OUT

 

Made for solo exhibition Crocodile Tears, 2009, Goodman Gallery Cape Town

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The President’s Arsehole 
2008
Aquatint and silkscreen on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Edition of 20
Paper dimension: 51 x 51,5 cm
Image dimension: 39 x 39,5 cm

Price R8000 excl. vat

 

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Mr Entitled
2008
Aquatint on Somerset Textured Soft White 300gsm
Edition of 20
Paper dimension: 51,5 x 44,5 cm
Image dimension: 33 x 26,5 cm

Price R6000 excl. vat

 

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Mrs Entitled
2008
Aquatint on Somerset Textured Soft White 300gsm
Edition of 20
Paper dimension: 51,5 x 44,5 cm
Image dimension: 33 x 26,5 cm

Price R6000 excl. vat

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