5 Standout Works, From Warhol to Banksy, at the Masterpiece Fair That Dodged a Brexit Bullet


"Expertly vetted and with a copper-bottomed provenance, Banksy‘s spraypainted kissing policeman is not authenticated by the artist or his company Pest Control. (No surprise there.) It was sold by the Brighton publican who was able to revamp the Prince Albert with the proceeds of selling the piece of street art on its wall. The work is now owned by Geoffrey and Maureen Diner. They tell artnet News that it is on sale “to the right buyer upon application.” The gallerists, who are based in Washington, DC, have also offered to contribute a percentage of the proceeds “to a charity of the artist’s choice.” So far, it’s been radio silence from Pest Control. (Again, no surprise.)"

July 27, 2019