$130,000-$210,000 Value Indicator
$120,000-$190,000 Value Indicator
¥630,000-¥990,000 Value Indicator
€80,000-€130,000 Value Indicator
$690,000-$1,080,000 Value Indicator
¥12,980,000-¥20,390,000 Value Indicator
$90,000-$140,000 Value Indicator
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Medium: Mixed Media
Format: Signed Mixed Media
Size: H 42cm x W 34cm
Edition size: 100
The value of Banksy’s Rude Copper is estimated to be worth between £70,000 to £110,000. This is a rare artwork with only 2 sales at auction to date. The hammer price is £90,000 as of 15th October 2021. The average return to the seller is £76,500 and, interestingly, the artwork has shown a negative average annual growth rate of -5%. The first sale at auction was on 28th January 2015. This mixed media piece, signed by the artist, is limited to an edition size of 100.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|October 2021||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Rude Copper - Signed Mixed Media|
|January 2015||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Rude Copper - Signed Mixed Media|
Released in a signed mixed media edition of 100 in 2002, Banksy's Rude Copper depicts a British policeman flipping the bird, signalling the artist's contempt for police, particularly in light of the 2000 Terrorism Act's extension of their stop-and-search powers.
When Banksy created the Rude Copper mural, it featured two British police officers, sticking their middle fingers up at the viewer. The duo makes for an incredibly striking and impactful work of street art on the London street where it first appeared. In 2002, Banksy released Rude Copper as a screen print, though in the print only one of the two policemen appear. The print is an entirely black and white design with very little detailing. The officer raises his middle finger with an arrogant look upon his face, wearing an old fashioned custodian helmet, introduced into the British police force in 1863. Although still worn today, this garment is largely considered to be the staple of the old ‘Bobby on the Beat’, a local, friendly neighbourhood copper, who is a sharp contrast to the actions of the officer in the image. Banksy’s scathing opinion of authority and law enforcement can be seen across much of his artwork, and this is no exception. Donuts (chocolate) is another such print, formulating more light-heartedly humorous, tongue-in-cheek critique on the police.
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