'Kissing Coppers' by Banksy, 2020
Collab. with Brandalised and Mighty Jaxx.
10 Inches tall
5.75 x 12.25 x 5.5 Inches (box)
Collectible resin art figure based on Banksy's original stencil art from 2004.
Sold Out Edition.
Comes new in original box with Mighty Jaxx COA.
ABOUT THE ART
'Kissing Coppers' is a Banksy stencil that pictures two British policeman kissing. It was originally unveiled on the wall of Prince Albert Pub in Brighton in 2004 and gained significant attention due to Banksy's notoriety as a provocative street artist and activist. Kissing Coppers has frequently been regarded as one of Banksy’s most notable works, so much so that it was selected as the most iconic British piece of art at The Other Art Fair in London.
Another significant element of 'Kissing Coppers' is its strategic placement. Location is a crucial component of Banksy’s work as it oftentimes adds additional information concerning the message. This particular image resides in Brighton, England. Brighton is a lively neighborhood which has been referred to as the LGBT Capital of the UK. Approximately 11-15% of the seaside city are gay or bisexual.
In addition, the city is home to the UK's largest pride celebration each year. Brighton’s rich history with the LGBTQ community dating as far back as the Napoleonic Wars in 1803, has allowed Kissing Coppers to become a cultural staple of the city and its unique population.