Eye of the beholder

2013-07-19 11:00

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He scoops awards for his musical talents, but trophies and accolades are not the only things Danny K collects.

He’s just released the remix of his single ‘Brown Eyes’, featuring HHP, Kabelo, Brickz and Reason, and his sixth album is due for release in September.

If that’s not enough to keep him busy, five-time Sama winner Danny K also scours local galleries for South African art.

While looking for his first real investment piece five years ago, Danny listened to a gallery owner who suggested he buy a William Kentridge. ‘It was great advice and I’ve been a budding art lover ever since,’ Danny says.

Purchasing a sought-after Kentridge was the best art collecting decision Danny has made to date – but he admits he’s made a few mistakes along the way too. ‘I bought

a painting online that turned out very different from how it looked on screen,’ he says. ‘Needless to say, it’s now hanging in my bathroom.’

The 35-year-old musician also loves Brett Murray’s work. ‘He’s an amazing artist – it’s sad most people know his name only because of the Zuma ‘Spear’ saga. If you look at Brett’s work over the past 20 years, you’ll see he is pro-South Africa.’

Danny’s passion for collecting art even extends to the name of his French Bulldog. ‘My wife, Lisa, and I named our dog Banksy, after the famous UK graffiti artist,’ he says.

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