After it was buffed white, sanctified, and then desecrated by brands, 5 Pointz is still patiently waiting to be buried. The massive facility that once allowed graffiti artist to legally spray paint it, will undergo demolition to make way for a residential complex. As it sits and anticipates the executioner, the location is attracting the type of people it originally hoped to discourage: vandals.
In the past few days, someone–likely armed with a modified fire extinguisher–sprayed “Art Murder” in blue and red paint across the building. The person not only took out some of the whitewashed walls, but also some of the illegal graffiti by STU and others. Whatever statement this person was trying to make we presume it was ironic.
(Photo: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)