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The Story of TGB - Two founders on the hunt for Banksy

Nikkan Navidi

The Story of TGB - Two founders on the hunt for Banksy

Welcome to the intersection of art and investment, where TGB Contemporary and Konvi join forces to navigate the dynamic landscape of contemporary art specifically for pieces created by the infamous artist Banksy. We delve into the world of TGB Contemporary, its founders, how they performed historically, and the investment potential epitomized by the iconic artist Banksy.

Who is TGB Contemporary?

TGB Contemporary stands as a beacon at the convergence of passion, expertise, and artistry. Established in 2016, they are not merely an art advisory service; they are a sanctuary for art enthusiasts and collectors alike. With a robust network spanning private collectors, galleries, and institutions, TGB Contemporary ensures trust, discretion, and professionalism every step of the way.

Meet the Founders: Simon Portlock & Bradley Ridge

Simon Portlock and Bradley Ridge, the visionary minds behind TGB Contemporary, bring decades of experience and a profound love for contemporary art to the forefront. Simon's transition from derivatives trading to the art market seamlessly fused risk management with artistic vision, while Bradley's journey from urban art immersion to art curation embodies a deep understanding of artistic evolution. Together, they've created a dynamic space where art transcends mere investment.

TGB's Historical Performance

TGB Contemporary's journey is marked by milestones of success, guided by a commitment to excellence and personalized service. Over the years, their knack for identifying emerging talents and fostering relationships with established artists has solidified their position as trailblazers in the art market. With each transaction, they redefine the art-buying experience, making it accessible, enjoyable, and rewarding for clients worldwide. Specialising in Banksy pieces they were able to fetch significant returns:

Banksy's Art and Investment Potential

Enter the enigmatic world of Banksy, where artistry meets activism, and anonymity fuels intrigue. Banksy's creations transcend traditional boundaries, commanding attention on the streets and in prestigious galleries alike. But beyond artistic prowess, Banksy embodies investment potential, with each piece carrying the weight of cultural commentary and financial value. Investing in Banksy isn't just about acquiring art; it's about owning a piece of history and participating in a global conversation.

Banksy: The Artist of the 21st Century?

In the ever-evolving landscape of contemporary art, Banksy emerges as a defining figure of the 21st century. His anonymity adds layers of mystique to his work, while his unapologetic commentary on society resonates with audiences worldwide. Each new work discovered in the streets of Bristol, the ruins of Gaza, on the back door of the Bataclan in Paris, or in the New York subway, shares a recognizable and distinctive style with a hidden message portraying the activistic approach of the artist. Whether spray-painting political statements on city walls or shredding his own artwork at auction, Banksy defies conventions and challenges perceptions, earning him a place in art history and investment portfolios alike.

Investing in Banksy: A Wise Decision?

For investment enthusiasts and art collectors alike, the allure of Banksy's pieces extends beyond aesthetic appreciation. As the demand for Banksy's work continues to soar, so does its investment potential. But investing in Banksy requires more than financial acumen; it demands an understanding of cultural significance, market trends, and long-term value. While the art market can be unpredictable, Banksy's consistent relevance and global appeal make it a compelling choice for investors seeking both monetary and cultural returns.

The Evolution of Contemporary Art Markets

The contemporary art market is a dynamic ecosystem fueled by creativity, innovation, and investment. As tastes shift and trends evolve, so do opportunities for collectors and investors. TGB Contemporary's role in this evolution is not merely as an intermediary but as a visionary, deciding about individual art acquisitions. By staying attuned to market dynamics and artistic movements, they ensure that clients navigate this ever-changing landscape with confidence and clarity.

Risks and Rewards of Art Investment

Like any investment, art carries its share of risks and rewards. While the potential for significant returns exists, so too does the possibility of market fluctuations and changing tastes. However, with TGB Contemporary's guidance and expertise, the risks are mitigated, and the rewards are maximized. By investing in quality pieces with intrinsic value and cultural significance, clients can build art portfolios that stand the test of time and contribute to their broader investment strategies.

Investing in Contemporary Art

Konvis’ partnership with the renowned specialist for exclusive Banksy art pieces, TGB Contemporary, enables you to access pieces that would usually require significant capital and a broad network of collectors and auction houses to be able to purchase and participate in the value appreciation. Through our partnership, you will be able to own a piece of such an investment starting from €250 (or Euro equivalent).

As TGB Contemporary continues to expand its reach and influence, the future shines bright with promise and possibility. With a steadfast commitment to excellence and innovation, they're poised to redefine the art advisory landscape, setting new standards for client service and satisfaction. Whether guiding seasoned collectors or nurturing emerging talent, TGB Contemporary remains dedicated to fostering a vibrant and inclusive art community that thrives on passion, expertise, and creativity.


In a world where art and investment converge, the collaboration between TGB Contemporary and Konvi opens doors to opportunities for enthusiasts, collectors, and investors alike. As we explore the realm of contemporary art, guided by the passion of its founders and the iconic status of artists like Banksy, one thing becomes clear: the potential for growth and enrichment knows no bounds. Whether you're a seasoned investor or a newcomer to the art scene, TGB Contemporary and Konvi invite you to join a journey filled with possibilities and promise.

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