5Pointz(less) act of destruction

filed20 Nov 2013 from Carmen Jenner CategoriesActivities, Cultural, New York, Outdoors

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In what is deemed as a spiteful act on the owners part, 20 years of graffiti art has been wiped clean at 5Pointz.┬áThe sprawling warehouse in Queens has been a graffiti mecca for artists all over the world. The dilapidated building complex has been earmarked for demolition for the end of 2013 to make way for luxury apartments. Perhaps the whitewashing of the artwork is a humane approach to the art-clad walls being pulled down, but I’m in two minds and would have loved to see sections of the walls be auctioned off; much like bits of the Berlin Wall are scattered around the world. Here’s a homage to our visit in September to 5Pointz.

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