Time and Space intersect in fascinating ways for artist Brendan Murphy

Bonnji spaceman

Boonji Spaceman

For those familiar with artist Brendan Murphy’s fascination with Space, the opportunity to meet him and see his latest creations is worth noting.  Rumor has it Brendan may be touching down on Worth Avenue later this month!

The much anticipated 7-foot Boonji spaceman sculpture which was unveiled at Art Miami during Art Basel will be on view at Contessa.  The well-received life-size sculpture continues to attract quite a bit of social media attention #MeetMeAtTheSpaceman.  Other highlights of the exhibit include Brendan’s chalkboard portrait series and the DNA fingerprints.

Pushing the walls of creativity

Well known to collectors from Art Basel to Silicon Valley, artist Brendan Murphy trained under Eric Fischl, Ross Bleckner and David Salle.  Murphy pushes the walls of creativity beyond the confines of the canvas.  He explores sculpture work, concept pieces, and a wide range of different materials and tools.  In doing so, Brendan has developed his own style, a definitively dynamic mix of the abstract and figurative form.  Brendan currently works from his studios in Malibu, California and Brooklyn, New York.  His work is represented in over 500 private collections and has been featured in museums and galleries around the world.


Each of Murphy’s works maintain a consistent exploration of color, language and symbols. Thematically, the artist explores the interplay of beauty, power and the need to understand the energies of life. Murphy is particularly inspired by art’s potential to transmit positive energy, and the effect that the positive energy has on society.

Brendan Murphy exhibit at Contessa Gallery

Contessa Gallery has many of Brendan’s unique pieces on exhibit at their new Palm Beach location at 247 Worth Avenue.  Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday by appointment.  Rumor has it Brendan will be making a special appearance later this month.  To score a possible invitation to meet Brendan, contact Contessa Gallery Owner, Steve Hartman at 216.956.2825.

To make an appointment for a personal tour with Steve or for more detailed information about the gallery, its artists, exhibition history, art fair schedule and philanthropic support, please visit:   http://contessagallery.com/ via email: Steve@contessagallery.com