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Signed Print Edition of 30
H 57cm x W 41cm
The value of Banksy’s Rude Copper (hand finished) is estimated to be worth between £130,000 to £190,000. This signed Screen Print from 2002 is a rare artwork with only 2 sales at auction to date, all of which took place in the United Kingdom. The first sale at auction was on 11th September 2008. Despite no sales in the last five years or the last 12 months, the artwork’s estimated value remains high due to its rarity and the artist's reputation. The edition size of this artwork is limited to just 30, making it a unique investment opportunity.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|September 2009||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Rude Copper (hand finished) - Signed Print|
|September 2008||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Rude Copper (hand finished) - Signed Print|
Released in 2002 as a signed, hand-finished screen print edition of 30, Banksy's limited-edition Rude Copper print 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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