‘Robbo inc.’ returns courtesy of Banksy?

11 Nov ’11

Banksy King Robbo Cartrain at Regents Canal, Camden, London

King Robbo’s iconic ‘Robbo inc’ piece has returned to Regents Canal, Camden, albeit in a slightly difference guise.  This wall is where the Banksy v King Robbo feud was spectacularly ignited nearly two years ago with Banky’s notorious  ‘modification’ of King Robbo’s iconic Robbo inc piece which was, at the time, 25 years old.  In the intervening period this feud has been much scrutinised within both the street art and graffiti scenes as well as the mainstream media.

This wall was at the very centre of the feud as Banksy and King Robbo hit back at each other again and again.  After Banksy’s wallpaper piece, King Robbo came back with a ‘King Robbo’ chrome and black piece.  Banksy in turn modified this to read ‘F**Cking Robbo’ and so on and so forth…  The most recent piece to reside on the wall was Banksy’s depiction of a living room here.   The battle over this wall all came to and end however this year when Robbo suffered an accident and was admitted to hospital in a coma.

This new piece which appeared on Wednesday night is effectively a carbon copy of Robbo’s original tag with the notable addition of a crown.  The piece carries all the hallmarks of Banksy and with Robbo widely reported to still be gravely ill in hospital could therefore represent Banksy reaching out and ‘lighting a candle’ for King Robbo, effectively appealing for the feud to be put to rest.

Banksy King Robbo Cartrain at Regents Canal, Camden, London

Banksy King Robbo Cartrain at Regents Canal, Camden, London

Banksy King Robbo Cartrain at Regents Canal, Camden, London

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tiff January 8, 2012 at 11:20 pm

finally..

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plato.L2DK February 21, 2012 at 6:42 am

I GIVE THIS ONE TO BANKSY HE MADE IT UP …..

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Tiffany Hayden February 22, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Um, Im from America, Georgia and I heard about this feud on our news and I just really wanted to get a look at this photo…and I just think it’s an amazing copy of Robbo’s ‘Robbo Incorporated’. It’s just spectacular it’s a shame though that Robbo is in hospital. But to be honest they did act a little babyish. But just because of them I flew all the way from Georgia just to see Banksy’s piece!

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drew April 3, 2012 at 3:50 am

amazing copy of Robbos original robbo inc piece? i dont think so tiffany.

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Anonymous May 12, 2012 at 9:49 pm

it is shit

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team robbo May 12, 2012 at 9:50 pm

it is shit to little to l8 wanksy

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