We Auction Our Very Own Banksy at Louis Taylor

This graffiti tribute to the Stoke-On-Trent hero, Gordon Banks, by local artist 'Professor Pigment', was the star of our July 2019 Fine Art sale.

If you're local to Stoke-On-Trent, you may be familiar with the various pieces of Banksy-style graffiti that’s scattered around the area, like the yellow 'Fancy an oatcake?' rubber duck.

The artist 'Professor Pigment', also known as ProPig, uses his art to celebrate Stoke and to inspire others to be proud of where they come from. In 2016, after the premiere at Staffordshire University of his debut film 'Trial and Error', Professor Pigment surprised the audience by revealing his identity. He revealed that his real name is Andy Evans, 21 years old at the time, and had been a graphic design graduate at Staffordshire University. Andy now works under the new name of 'Doddz' in Manchester.

Photo credits: Staffordshire University on Pinterest

We were lucky enough to have one of Andy's pieces in our July 2019 Fine Art sale, which ultimately sold for a very respectable £180. The piece, named 'Banksy', pays tribute to the late England and Stoke City goalkeeper, Gordon Banks OBE. Banks sadly passed away on February 12th 2019 at the age of 81. Many fans paid tribute to the local football hero at Stokes Bet 365 stadium.

How to Sell at Auction with Louis Taylor

We often sell local items from around Staffordshire here at Louis Taylor that pique plenty of local collectors’ interest, and are looking to accept more into our future sales.

If you have local interest items for auction, get in touch and we can help you with a valuation. Talk to our team of experts who will be able to give you an accurate auction estimate on a range of items, from household goods to antiques. You can join us at one of our valuation days, email us for an appointment at auctions@louistaylorfineart.co.uk or call us on +44 (0)1782 638100 Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.  

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