Banksy - Rude Copper stamped (2002)

created2002
size60 x 40 cm
size incl. frame72 x 57 cm
mediumScreenprint
Uniqueno
framed, tagged with red stamp, numbered, COA

description

The first interesting element to be noticed when understanding Rude Copper is the almost paradoxical idea of an authority figure making an anti-authority statement while in their role of being the very establishment or power structure towards which rebellion is expected. A youth from the punk sub-culture making the devilmay-care and rude gesture could be just as loud and forceful an image, Banksy could even paint it, but to see the anarchist sentiment exhibited by a police officer becomes an artistically novel idea. This juxtaposition, which is typical of Banksy, is further enhanced by the baby face quality of the Copper.

Rude Copper – 2002 – Print – was Banksy’s first official release.
One of a print run of 250, Rude Copper made a record £32,500, against an expected £8,000 to £12,000.

Artist: Banksy
Art form(s): Urban Art
Exhibition(s): Crossover | BANKSY – KING OF URBAN ART @ MUNICH

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