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Beezy Bailey

Bailey, Beezy

Beezy Bailey was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He received a degree in Fine Art from Byam Shaw School of Art in London in 1986. Born of the frustration of ‘increasingly prevalent affirmative action’ in the art world, Bailey submitted two artworks for a triennial exhibition in 1991. One was with the traditional Beezy Bailey signature (rejected), and the other signed Joyce Ntobe, a female alter-ego Bailey had created for himself. The latter now enjoys an honoured place in the Iziko South African National Gallery as part of its permanent collection. When the curator of the Gallery wanted to write...read biography

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