Chris Pensa began his career in the art world as an auctioneer and British Art expert at Sotheby’s. During this time, Sotheby’s sold their first Banksy – an event that marked both graffiti’s transition from street to gallery and also the moment Chris’s personal interest in street art was born. Chris left Sotheby’s in 2009 to launch Love Art London, an exclusive behind-the-scenes arts club for young collectors & corporate clients. Among the hundreds of artist studio visits, private tours and pop-up events Love Art London has created, its graffiti walking tours are still the most popular – often involving live interviews with the artists themselves, these tours have led to numerous mural commissions for private collectors, graffiti connoisseurs and commercial clients alike. And so The House of Graffiti was born. Chris also runs PENSA, a bespoke business development consultancy creating unique client engagement opportunities & experiences for progressive businesses.
With access to a wide network of artists, studios, galleries, private collections and places most people don’t even know exist, Chris Pensa delivers exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the art world, sharing stories and insights about some of the finest pieces of street art in the world.