Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Art: Laughing All The Way To The Bansky

One of Banksy's most famous murals has fetched more than £300,000 at auction in the United States.

Kissing Coppers, a life-size black and white graffiti work showing two policemen kissing, was sold to an anonymous buyer in Miami, Florida for for $575,000 dollars (£345,000).

The artwork was spray-painted onto the side of the Prince Albert pub in Trafalgar Street near Brighton city centre in 2004.

The original was replaced with a replica encased in perspex after being carefully removed and flown to America in 2011, the Argus reported.

Daily Mirror.

The 'original' was vandalised then 'restored' and 'removed' in 2011. ^^^

It is unknown if this was done by a homophobe or an art lover.

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