Banksy – Fraud or Genius?

Wednesday 6 November 2024 at 2.00 pm at the Lowther Pavilion.  Guests may attend the lecture – £10 pp (pay on door) AGM will take place at 1.00 pm prior to the lecture

Lecturer: Pepe Martinez

This will be Pepe Martinez’s first visit to The Arts Society Fylde. 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, he was a tour manager for 15 years, travelling extensively, all over the world.


The Lecture

The 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.

Caption:  Shop Until You Drop, Banksy, 2011. Photo by QuentinUK. Wikimedia Commons