(b. 1962, Johannesburg, South Africa)
Beezy Bailey is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice includes painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and ceramics.
He studied Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Art, in London (1983-86). Over a thirty-five-year career, he has exhibited in South Africa and internationally. In 2011 he had a solo exhibition at the Chenshia Museum in Wuhan, China; and in 2015 he was part of the official programme at the Venice Biennale. He has a history of close collaboration with other artists, most notably David Bowie, Brian Eno and Dave Matthews.
Bailey’s work is represented in important art collections around the world, including the David Bowie Collection. His work is also in the permanent collections of Sasol, Standard Bank, Investec Bank, the Kunsthaus Zurich, and the South African National Gallery.
The piece on auction:
An original ink jet print on pure cotton paper by Beezy Bailey 2011.
Repeat images of Nelson Mandela on a Namibian landscape background.
Original Mandela image photographed by Benny Gool.