It was only a few months before I first visited 5 Pointz in Long Island City, where it was officially announced that the mecca of graffiti was going to be destroyed in November of last year. What has merely been 1/2 a year ago since the “whitewash” of the worlds greatest aerosol art pieces seems like it was just yesterday. I can definitely feel that lingering pain of the graffiti art community as I somewhat have become a huge supporter and follower of the art form over the years in my time NYC. What was once the epicenter of the graffiti scene and a historic place for hip hop and New York City, will sadly be converted into two high-rise luxury apartment buildings. Hundreds, maybe even thousands of artists passionate work over decades have been erased and I was lucky enough to see this 200,000 sq. foot canvas of the worlds best artist and their amazing colorful pieces right before it was completely whited-out. Sad to see you gone 5 Pointz.
Even though it was a dark and rainy day, it was a blessing in disguise. Normally, there would be tourist by the bus loads and packs of people parading the grounds, but because of the gloomy skies the crowds were extremely light and we photographed and observed at ease.
Miss my fro :(
Sou Sou - Japan Made