Banksy - Flying Copper unsigned (2004)

size100 x 70 cm
size incl. frame103,6 x 73,6 cm
numbered, COA


Famous for tongue-in-cheek juxtapositions, Banksy is never one to shy away from conflict. In this image, a police officer, dressed in full riot gear, with the guise of an iconic, yellow smiley face, is a satirical contract between what is associated with happiness, the smile, and the starkness of militarized control. The small, delicate white wings on his back sharply contrast the cold, gray helmet and gun, their size hardly strong enough to lift a grown man out of harms way. Similar to the infamous “Rage,
Flower Thrower,” the image is reminiscent of photographs taken from the street riots in the Middle East and Soviet Union.

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