Tampa Bay’s 10 Leading Men 2011: Michael Murphy

November 26, 2013 | South Tampa Magazine | Categories: 10 Leading Men, Editorial, People | Tags: Michael Murphy, Michael Murphy Gallery

Michael Murphy

Owner, Michael Murphy Gallery


What he’s wearing: black MTM suit


Most memorable career moment: Opening my current 5,000 S.F. gallery space on South MacDill Avenue

Guilty pleasure: Picking one would be difficult and listing them would be way too long

When I’m king: I’m Not?

I’d travel 5,000 miles to see: Anyone brilliant, anything amazing or for a great story

New Year’s resolution: To make it better than 2010

Always in my fridge: Ice for the party

Most unusual item in your home: ME

Artist you most admire: It would be hard to pick one artist. Walking into the Sistine Chapel (having studied it, watched the restoration on video and grownup with all the famous images) and looking up I was awestruck. For that reason, I would say Michelangelo

Bay area’s best-kept secret: That we have great artists and craftsmen here. Many people think they have to go New York, Los Angeles, or some other “metropolitan” city to get great art. Sadly, many artisans that live here do most of their business in those same places

Most ridiculous fashion purchase: Orange Clogs in the 70’s. Don’t ask

Can’t live without: My dog, Wyeth, friends and family, after that it is replaceable