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5Pointz Aerosol Art Center, Inc. is an outdoor art exhibit space in Long Island City, New York, considered to be the world’s premiere “graffiti Mecca,” where aerosol artists from around the globe paint colorful pieces on the walls of a 200,000-square-foot factory building.
The name 5Pointz signifies the five boroughs coming together as one but, because of its reputation as an epicenter of the graffiti scene, the industrial complex has actually united aerosol artists from across the world. Legendary writers from Canada, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Japan, Brazil, and all over the United States have painted on the building walls, including Stay High 149, Tracy 168, Cope2, Part, and Tats Cru.
(Taken directly from 5 Pointz official website)
I got the opportunity to visit 5 points two years ago. It was part of an assignment for my typography class. It was a pretty cool experience. Graffiti art sits on its own level of uniqueness in the art world. I admire the different techniques of different artists. 5 points was the perfect place to be exposed to the diversity of techniques. Here are some pictures I snapped. Hope you enjoy!
The fate of 5 pointz was so unfortunate in the end. Its terrible to read such upsetting news as this. The most upsetting part for me is that all those years of work was erased. Thats a painful thought. All we have left is the pictures that were snapped of the beautiful artwork! If anyone has any pictures taken during their experience at 5 pointz, please email them to me at email@example.com I would love to post them and keep the love of 5 pointz going in any way that I can!