It captures the nation's mood

Photo:Replica of Bansky's 'Kissing Policemen'

Replica of Bansky's 'Kissing Policemen'

Location of the 'Kissing Policemen'

Bansky's 'Kissing Policemen' on the wall of the Lord Nelson pub in Frederick Place

By Jackie Fuller, North Laine resident

Brighton's local newspaper The Argus recently reported that Bansky’s ‘Kissing Policemen’, on the wall of the Prince Albert pub in Trafalgar Street, was voted the single work of art that most encapsulates the nation’s mood, based on a poll of 1,000 artists. This artwork (actually on the side of the pub in Frederick Place) was thought to encapsulate Bansky’s contempt for the establishment.

The original went to the United States

Of course what we see there today is not the original, as this was shipped to the United States last year to be sold for a reported £1 million. What we see now is a replica that has been covered in plastic for protection, as the original was vandalised several times.

Second place

Second place in the voting stakes went to Antony Gormley’s ‘Angel of the North’.


[Previously published in the North Laine Runner, No 216, May/June 2012]

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