Banksy's pulling power has a track record. A previous exhibition, "Banksy vs Bristol Museum" generated a large number of crowds because of Banksy's desire to remain controversial. Consequently, 315,000 people attended the 12 week-long exhibition, which injected £10 million into Bristol's economy.
"Somerset has always been an underdog to the counties of Devon and Cornwall. However, we have some of the most iconic brands in the world, whether than be Glastonbury festival, whether that be Cheddar (cheese) or cider, all of which originated from Somerset."
"To have this with Banksy and Damien Hirst thrown into the mix, makes it hugely iconic. I think it's going to do fantastic things for Weston and Somerset," said Turner.
On Monday, Banksy said he was dismantling his latest exhibition and shipping its pieces to France to provide shelter to the masses of refugees and migrants camping outdoors, according to NBC.