Gay Cops Kissing - Canvas Print

Banksy Art print #2099

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“Kissing Cops” by Banksy is an enduring image of the British city of Brighton’s gay-friendly cultural climate, and a gesture of defiance against conservatism and machismo. Having appeared on the wall of the Prince Albert pub in the city in 2004, the mural charmed residents regardless of their sexuality. The piece is reminiscent of one of the most famous murals in political history; which adorned the Berlin wall and depicted the then-Soviet premier Leonid Brezhnev and the leader of East Germany Erich Honecker in a typical show of brotherly affection. Titled ‘My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love’, the piece became an iconic adornment of the much-hated dividing wall. Non-conformity and pleasant rebellion reign in Brighton, and Banksy’s appropriated image touched the heart of a city that seems to have won in the battle against homophobia. But the mural wasn’t always adored. In 2008, two individuals committed a drive-by act of vandalism of the piece. Pulling up in their car, the pair sprayed the entirety of the mural in black paint. It took the care and dedication of the pub owners— and the artistic skills of one barman named Jez — to restore it to its original condition. Three years later, in 2011, the prized work was cut from the wall and sent to the US for auction. Commanding a final price of $575,000, the buyer clearly thought they had bought a piece of counter-cultural history. But it seems the buyer wasn’t made aware of the restoration job completed by one Jez the barman.

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