Yes, the real identity of elusive graffiti artist Banksy could finally be revealed at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards. The artist from Bristol, who keeps his true identity secret, is set to attend the ceremony at The Savoy Hotel this afternoon in London after being nominated for his theme park Dismaland in the visual arts category.
The controversial attraction, which we reported on here, opened in a derelict lido in in Somerset last August. It featured migrant boats, an anarchist training camp and a Cinderella paparazzi car crash installation. It was later moved to Calais to provide shelter for migrants.
Comedian Eddie Izzard will accept the already-announced outstanding achievement award for his lifetime contribution to arts. Previous winners include JK Rowling, Sir Richard Attenborough, The Who and artist Tracey Emin. The awards will be broadcast on Sky Arts in England on June 8.
(via Daily Mail)