"A whistle-stop history of Street Art is the ultimate crowd-pleaser."
Guests enjoy a leisurely stroll through some of London’s most famous Street Art spots, the places where international artists like Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Ben Eine, DFace, Thierry Noir, Stik, Martin Ron, ROA, Burning Candy Crew, David Shillinglaw, Jimmy C & Space Invader flock to present their work. This experience offers a unique behind-the-scenes look at London and provides a whistle-stop history of Street Art that teaches us to look at our surrounding environment in a totally fresh way. More fun than you can shake a spray can at.
Ever since Neanderthal Man first started drawing on the wall of his cave artists have been using their immediate physical surroundings as a blank canvas upon which to communicate images and ideas. And let’s be clear, we’re not talking about kids who scribble “Wayne LUVS Tracey 4 EVER” on the side of a bus stop in return for a Big Mac. No, we’re talking about artists who make beautiful, vibrant and distinctive work using the urban landscape as their studio. Banksys are now auctioned at Sotheby’s and Christie’s alongside Monets and Picassos. In fact, Sotheby’s sold a painting in May 2017 by the American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat for a record-breaking $110m, not bad for an artist who started out painting graffiti. Back in 2008, David Cameron even gave Barack Obama a work by British graffiti supremo Ben Eine as a gift on his first official visit to Washington.