Banksy Smiley Police Trooper Gun Canvas Wall Art
95 240 $55.00 - $175.00
Banksy Smiley Police Trooper. Gallery wrapped canvas wall art. Printed on top quality canvas and stretched on premium 1.5 pine wood bars. Canvas print wraps around the frame on all sides and professionally stapled to the back of the frame. Ships ready to hang.
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- Professionally stretched around 1.5" thick pine wood frame
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Location: Originally displayed at theTurf War Exhibition, London
The original piece features five of Banksy's smiley face riot police in a mural curated by the contemporary arts space Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien in 2003. The mural was unfortunately painted over numerous times, ruining the work, with no surviving pictures left to document it . The project was later restored to its original look in 2011 by artist Brad Downey, a task that required hours of work to remove several layers of paint, and was displayed at an exhibition called ‘What Lies Beneath’.
A whole line of SmileyCops, surrounding a large sign saying ‘Have A Nice Day’, were placed on a bridge overlooking traffic in Old Street, London. It was later updated with the slogan ‘Wrong War’. The Turf War exhibition also displayed a flying squadron of cut-outs of this image, with added mini-angel wings, suspended in formation from the ceiling. A solitary Smiley Cop appeared on a wall in Vienna, Austria.