remnants of 5 points pt. 1 (pt.2)
my friend wanted to go see 5 points, the worlds previous graffiti mecca. we made the trip out there only to find it had all been fucking white washed. we met this guy taking pictures (pictured above) and asked him if he knew anything about what happened. it turned out this guy was a very talented artist who had graffiti at 5 points. he explained to us the main building was about to be demolished to build luxury apartments and the city decided to white wash the rest. i took a photo of him next to his graffiti (pt.2) and we talked to him for a bit. there was also a girl with him who handed us booklets called “save 5 pointz” with poetry regarding the misfortune of it being all whitewashed. after we parted ways my friends and i explored the rest of the remnants. being a dedicated artist this was probably the most devastating thing i’ve witnessed with my own two eyes. this place meant so much to so many people and they destroyed it.
This makes me unbelievably sad. I was fortunate enough to live in NYC for a little while and was able to visit 5pointz. It was one of the best times of my life. SAVE 5POINTZ!!! This is not just hoods graffiti. this is some of the most amazing artwork I’ve ever seen!!
^THIS IS STILL ONE OF MY FAVORITE PIECES OF ARTWORK IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.^
^^My brother from another mother, A.J.
^^My other brother, Justiin Davis of “Boardwalk Empire” fame.
^^Myself. One of the greatest nights of my life.
^^ INTERIOR SHOTS
^^ IT WASN’T JUST RANDOM PEOPLE. YOU HAD TO HAVE PERMITS. THESE ARE ARTISTS!!!!
^^AWESOME SIMPSONS SERIES