Gerhard Marx

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Gerhard Marx is a South African artist born in 1976.


Born in 1976, he completed his master's degree in Fine Arts cum laude at the University of Cape Town in 2004.[1] He has worked with well-known artists such as William Kentridge and the Handspring Puppet Company [2]

He currently teaches at the University of the Witwatersrand,[3] in Johannesburg.


  • The theatre piece Tshepang (Gerhard Marx - co director, Lara Foot-Newton – director) was chosen as one of the twelve feature film projects for January 2007 Screenwriters Lab by the Sundance Institute.[4]
  • The play “Hear and Now” was presented at the Baxter Theatre Centre during 2005.[5]


According to Art News South Africa of April 2006, Marx considered legal action against BMW shortly after an ad campaign created by agency Ireland-Davenport allegedly infringed on his copyright.[6] Art News South Africa reproduced both the controversial ad – removed from circulation after a short run, and a close-up of Marx’s work. His agent, Warren Siebrits had already confirmed in March 2006 that Marx will be represented by the copyright lawyer Owen Dean,[7] better known for The Lion Sleeps Tonight case.[8]


  1. ^ "Dublin Theatre Festival: 27 Sept - 14 Oct 2018". Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  2. ^ About The Handspring Puppet Company
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  4. ^ Sundance Institute Announces Twelve Feature Film Projects For January Screenwriters Lab
  5. ^ "Campus highlights". Retrieved 2018-01-03.
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  7. ^ "PLAGIARISM AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT OF GERHARD MARX'S WORK". implicit art. 2006-03-08. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  8. ^ Lafraniere, Sharon (2006-03-22). "In the Jungle, the Unjust Jungle, a Small Victory". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-01-03.

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