Banksy-Fraud or Genius

7 February2024

Digby hall , hound street, sherborne at 3 pm and 7 pm

Banksy Graffiti Area

No Great Crime Image

Banksy-Wall and Piece

The lecture will trace the story of Banksy’s humble beginnings as a tagger on the streets of Bristol in the 1980’s 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

Pepe qualified as a London blue badge tourist guide in 2011, graduating at the top of his class. Since qualifying as a guide he has specialised in the graffiti and street art of East London. Prior to becoming a London blue badge, Pepe was a tour manager for 15 years, travelling extensively, all over the world.

Pepe can organise and arrange lecture facilities in central London. He can also combine a lecture with a walk of street art and graffiti in the East End and Pepe can also organise a practical spray session, giving your group an opportunity to have a go at creating their own works.