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Munro - "Township Heat"
Oil on Canvas
W: 710mm x H: 600mm
This work is unframed
Munro's career started early one morning in 1998, when God gave a young artist a new name and a new career. Unable to find any paint brushes lying around, he turned to builders' trowels. Lavishing copious amounts of paint and colour onto canvas, Munro pioneered a new style of painting. The art market fell in love with his art, and his works became an overnight art sensation. In 2005 a Munro figure study-cum-portrait sold at a Matla A Bana charity auction for R100,000. This highlighted the investment value of his art, and caused a sharp increase in the overall prices of Munro paintings. In 2009 Munro retired from being a full-time artist. By then almost 11,000 Munro paintings had been sold. To date, more than 12,000 Munro artworks have been sold, making Munro the best-selling South African artist. Munro's works are all catalogued, and since 2008, photographed as well.
Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education
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