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Banksy-Houston-Elizabeth-Bowery-Bob-Booley-NYC-Oct 25-Grim reaper bumper carPhoto by Bob Cooley

Banksy kept everyone in wait today, posting in the morning that today’s work would go up at 5pm. Then it was 6pm. It seems like today, he left people “Waiting in vain”–a deliberate play on yesterday’s piece? People moved around their dinner plans. Others made some mocking Instagram posts. Then the intersection of Elizabeth and Houston started being talked about and Instagrammers started making their move to the location of Billy’s Antiques, taking pictures of the tarp, of what could be seen through peepholes into the fence. They argued amongst themselves. Finally, someone tried to climb over the fence but was stopped.

Instagrammer alistairkahlo wrote that it was probably going to be an interactive version of this work, “Brace Yourself” of a grim reaper in a bumper car, which is indeed what was posted on the Instagram. As of 6:15pm, onlookers were still waiting for the piece to be revealed however.  A little before 6:30, Instagrammer yaya_077 posted a photo saying there were fog machines and a guy playing accordion. Follow the live feed below for updates.

Here’s what it looked like behind the tarp on Houston Street:

Banksy Grim Reaper-Bumper Car-Brace Yourself-NYC-Bowery-Elizabeth and Houston-2Photo by scoboco

Video by Bob Cooley:


Previous Banksy pieces in “Better Out Than In”:

Banksy in NYC Day 24: Waiting in vain…at the door of the Hustler Club
Banksy in NYC Day 23: “Today’s art has been cancelled due to police activity”

Banksy in NYC Day 22: Urban Sphinx in “Everything Except the Kitchen Sphinx”

Banksy in NYC Day 21: Ghetto 4 Life in the South Bronx

Banksy in NYC Day 20: “Hammer Boy” on the Upper West Side
Banksy in NYC Day 18: Banksy x Os Gemeos Open Air Gallery Under the High Line in Chelsea

Banksy in NYC Day 17: Japanese Footbridge Scene in Bed Stuy
Banksy in NYC Day 16: Shoe Shine, Ronald McDonald’s with Enormous Shoes in the Bronx
Banksy in NYC Day 15: Twin Towers Tribute in Tribeca
Banksy in NYC Day 14: What We Do in Life Echoes for Eternity
Banksy in NYC Day 13: Spray Art for Sale Ignored in a Stall at Central Park
Banksy in NYC Day 12: Concrete Confessional at Cooper Union
Banksy in NYC Day 11: Silence of the Lambs Slaughterhouse Truck
Banksy in NYC Day 10: Beaver with Downed No Parking Sign in East New York
Bansky in NYC Day 9: Night Vision Horses on Truck and Car in the Lower East Side
Banksy in NYC Day 8: Fake Plato Quote in Greenpoint
Banksy in NYC Day 7: Battle to Survive a Broken Heart in Brooklyn
Banksy in NYC Day 5: 3-D Mobile Waterfall on Inside of Truck Touring Daily
Banksy in NYC Day 4: OCCUPY! The Musical in Bushwick is Already Gone But Two Still Remain
Banksy in NYC Day 3: Dog Peeing on Fire Hydrant in “You Complete Me”
Yes, Banksy is in NYC for the Month: Live Feed
Banksy in NY: Graffiti is a Crime Poster

 

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