Banksy Auction has ‘Kissing Coppers’
A mural created on the side of a building by the elusive British street artist known as Banksy sold for $575,000. Dozens of other graffiti-style works were offered at the Miami auction being closely watched due to the soaring value of street art.
“Kissing Coppers,” a black-and-white stencil of two British police officers kissing in close embrace, was purchased Tuesday by an anonymous telephone buyer, Fine Art Auctions Miami said. The work originally appeared on the side of the Prince Albert Pub in Brighton, England, in 2005.