Monday, 14 April 2014

Banksy or Not? Giant Kissing Policemen appear in Gloucester Place, Brighton

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Banksy strikes again? Probably not. The original of Brighton’s kissing policemen, stencilled on the wall of the Prince Albert pub in Trafalgar Street (practically underneath Brighton Station) has long since been chiselled off and was sold at auction (fetching $575,000 in February 2014). It was replaced with a replica, protected by perspex. It’s highly unlikely that these giant coppers, who appeared on the front of the defunct Astoria in Brighton’s Gloucester Place, are a genuine Banksy. Particularly as they appeared on or around April 1st. And as for removing this from the wall....

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