Today, Banksy is sending his followers to Coney Island to find his latest “Better Out Than In” piece: a stenciled robot spraying a bar code on the wall—that flying pigeon in Banksy’s image is just that: an actual pigeon. Does the number at the bottom of the code, 13274125, mean anything? We’ll see.
We’re on our way now. If you see something, say something.
UPDATE: We’ve got the address. 2812 Stillwell Avenue (right off Neptune Avenue).
UPDATE 2 (12:30 PM): ANIMAL’s Yossera Bouchita says “plans are underway to protect the piece (possibly with plexiglass).”
“We’re just trying to protect it right now,” building owner Anthony Ruocco said. “Truthfully, I don’t even know what we’re going to do.”
UPDATE 3 (12:54PM): As several (including some helpful ANIMAL commenters) have pointed out, the number on the barcode appears to reference human genetics.
UPDATE 4 (5:11 PM): The owners are installing a roll-down gate to protect the piece.
(Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork, Inline photos: Yossera Bouchita/ANIMALNewYork, Darwin Requena)