New York’s graffiti mecca was whitewashed under the cover of darkness last week. Here are some photos demonstrating why it was the world’s most famous aerosol art gallery, and why people today are heartbroken that it is no more.
1. 5 Pointz was a graffiti haven in New York City, located in the Long Island City section of Queens.
2. It was a series of properties that owner Jerry Wolkoff had allowed to be used by aerosol painters as a giant urban canvas.
3. 5 Pointz had been accumulating massive pieces of art since the early ’90s.
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