Banksy's 28th Piece for His New York Residency Is a Robot Graffiti Writer

Banksy's 28th Piece for His New York Residency Is a Robot Graffiti WriterImage via banksyny on Instagram

For day 28 of his New York residency, Banksy has brought a robot to Coney Island. Today's piece features a robot spray-painting his tag—a barcode, of course. This isn't Banksy's first robot nor his first graffiti-writing robot.

Earlier this year, his painting of a boy wearing a homemade robot costume while drawing a robot appeared on the wall of the Grosvenor Hotel in Torquay, England. The work made headlines because locals boarded it up to protect the piece. We expect something similar will happen across the pond in New York with this newest robot graffiti. The street art is at Stillwell and Neptune.

UPDATE OCT. 28 5:50 P.M. ET: Animal New York points out that the barcode references human genetics. They also talked to the building's owner, who debated how to protect the piece. Eventually, he decided to cover it with a roll-down gate that has just been installed.

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