The Snorting Copper first appeared on the side of a public toilet on Curtain Road in Shoreditch, London back in 2005. The council decided to remove the artwork, as is the case with a lot of Banksy pieces, and we all thought that was the end of this bobby-on-the-beak!
However, recent news tells us that new owners of the site have rediscovered the piece underneath boards and a coat of white paint. The piece is currently with the Fine Art Restoration Company in Cumbria, who are working to remove the paint. Once the art is restored the owners want to return it to it's original place, this time covered with reinforced glass, CCTV, and alarms so the public can enjoy it once again.
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