It’s day three of Better Out Than In, Banksy’s month-long “artist’s residency on the streets of New York,” and accordingly, a new piece has popped up. This one’s on 24th and 6th, and notably, it wasn’t actually done today–a tipster sent us photos yesterday afternoon.
We weren’t sure if it was legit, so we sat on it, but now, here it is on Banksy’s new NY-centric website and Instagram account. The piece depicts a dog peeing on a fire hydrant, with the hydrant musing, “You complete me.”
Here’s the cheeky “audio guide,” which plays if you call the phone number stenciled on the ground next to the wall.
Naturally, both this one and yesterday’s piece have already been tagged up. Next to yesterday’s Banksy, which reads, “This is my New York accent…normally I write like this,” someone else wrote, “Then speak, Banksy.” Another vandal took a marker tag over the piece as well.
(Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)