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    Banksy (British, b. 1974)
    Rude Copper, 2002
    Screenprint and spray paint on paper
    23-1/4 x 16-1/2 inches (59.1 x 41.9 cm)

    A Certificate of Authenticity from Pest Control accompanies this lot.

    Among the earliest Banksy prints, Rude Copper shows a policeman in the classic English bobby's custodian helmet, his unexpected obscene gesture seeming to leap off the paper. The rust-orange spray-painted word "filth" could be graffiti in an out-of-control urban setting or could indicate the mindset of the officer himself. Banksy has long challenged the role of police and authority in Britain. This is likely due to police as the antithesis to the practice of street art.

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    Condition Report*: Dog-ear creases to the upper right and lower right corners; hard handling creases to the upper center and upper left; heavy abrasions to the upper left quadrant, with a small loss. Hinged along all edges and framed under acrylic. Verso unable to be examined.
    Framed Dimensions 27.25 X 20.5 Inches
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2019
    22nd-23rd Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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