If you're local to Stoke-On-Trent, you may be familiar with the various pieces of Banksy style graffiti that are scatttered around the area. For example: 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 graphics design graduate at Staffordshire University. Andy now works under the new name of 'Doddz' in Manchester.
We are lucky enough to have one of Andy's pieces in our upcoming July 13th Fine Art sale. The piece named 'Banksy' pays tribute to the late England and Stoke City goalkeeper: Gordon Banks OBE. Banks recently 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.
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