10 years after the first Nancyboy works appeared on eBay, a retrospective is being organized to celebrate Nancyboy’s legacy and provide an opportunity to introduce his work to the community it inspired. This retrospective will be created by his collectors from all over the world putting together over 100 works spanning from the 90′s to the naughties for the first time.
Nancyboy burst onto the scene in the 90′s selling over 3000 works exclusively over an early inception of the internet to collectors worldwide, hungry for more of his vibrant 80s infused artworks. This work spawned many impersonators and blew open exposure to other artists with a similar youthful vibrancy, pre-empting what became termed ‘Urban Art’.
Nancyboy, however was living in a quiet seaside town unaware of the storm that was to come.
Nancy’s images were very immediate and visual and spoke to people even though the identity of the artist was unknown, and with the phenomenon of eBay and art sold over the internet in its infancy, even more excitement and mystery around these works was created. Nancyboy could be seen as one of the pioneers of social networking and one of the first artists selling original artworks on eBay, hence, becoming one of the first artist to talk directly to his public, breaking down the barriers of the conventional white walled gallery.