#BanksyNY 28: Robot in Coney Island

10.28.13 Andy Cush

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)