This lecture will trace the story of Banksy’s humble beginnings as a tagger on the streets of Bristol in the 1980s to one of the most recognisable names in the art world. We will examine the reasons behind his incredible rise, looking at some of his famous stunts and discuss what his influence has been on the art market today and look at what his legacy, if any, might be.
Pepe Martinez started his career as a tour manager and for 15 years travelled extensively all over the world. He qualified as a London blue badge tourist guide in 2011, graduating at the top of his class. Since then, he has specialised in the graffiti and street art of East London. He organises and arranges lecture facilities in central London and also combines lectures with a walk of street art and graffiti in the East End. If you are so inclined, he can also organise practical spray sessions, giving groups the opportunity of creating their own works!
Access is either via Zoom or attendance at Potten End Village Hall.
Please book via our membership secretary at the email address shown.