Ending 23rd Jun, 2022 17:19:30

The Present Future: A Private Collection of African & International Contemporary Art (Online)

  Lot 35
Lot 35 - Brad Gray (Germany/ South Africa 1971-)


Brad Gray (Germany/ South Africa 1971-)
A Chariot for Lauire Lee

oil on board

Signature details: signed bottom right; inscribed with the artist's name and the title on a Strydom Gallery label on the reverse
Location: Cape Town

Sold for R8,208
Estimated at R8,000 - R12,000


oil on board

Signature details: signed bottom right; inscribed with the artist's name and the title on a Strydom Gallery label on the reverse
Location: Cape Town


43.5 x 67.5 cm; framed size: 48 x 72 x 3.5 cm


Private collection, Cape Town.

Strydom Gallery, Cape Town.


Born in Germany, Brad Gray has lived and worked in more than 9 countries across the world. After serving in the marines for a few years, Gray had a successful career as an illustrator in London before he moved to South Africa to establish himself as a full-time artist. He has since earned himself a reputation for his works which feature theatrical and symbolic scenes. Referencing the world around us, often with opposing themes such as light and dark, life and death or peace and violence, he uses fantasy, satire and sometimes humour to emphasize the contradictions of everyday life.


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Auction: The Present Future: A Private Collection of African & International Contemporary Art (Online), ending 23rd Jun, 2022


Aspire Art is delighted to have been entrusted with a Private Collection of contemporary African and international art. The exciting single-owner sale is divided into two parts – a Live and Online collection – giving bidders two separate opportunities to participate. 

Running concurrently to the Live auction the Online collection includes an exciting selection of sculptures, paintings, works on paper, prints and photography and features artists such as Bastiaan van Stenis, Francois van Reenen, Georgina Gratrix and Paul Du Toit.

The collection will be on display at Aspire Art, Cape Town from 9-22 June.

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