Banksy's Kissing Coppers Voted Artwork That Best Expresses British Identity

Kelly Griffin | Friday, May 04, 2012




Banksy's bold street artwork of two kissing policemen, painted on the walls of a Brighton pub, has been voted the single best work of art that best expresses British identity as voted in a poll by 1,000 artists, according to the Independent.

Antony Gormley's 1998 sculpture Angel of the North, Lucian Freud's 1995 Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, Jamie Reid's God Save the Queen, Tracey Emin's My Bed and Damien Hirst's The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living all rated highly.

The poll was commissioned by The Other Art Fair, which kicks off on Thursday May 10 and runs for four days.

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