Sunday, July 8, 2012
the graffiti Mecca
If you are a fan of street art, you probably already know this place.
In any case, if you are in New York, you HAVE to make a trip to 5 pointz, Long island City, Queens, New York.
Created in 1993, the 5Pointz Aerosol Art Center is an outdoor art exhibit center where aerosol artists from all around the world come and paint on this 200 000 square feet (19000 m2) factory building wall. The building itself hosts around 200 artists who can rent a studio here. The gallery curator is graffiti veteran Jonathan Cohen, best known by his signature tag, “Meres One.” His goal is to convert the five-story, block-long industrial complex at Jackson Avenue and Davis Street, formerly the Phun Phactory, into a graffiti art museum.
No need to tell you, once there you will be turning your head all over admiring this amazing concentration of street art. Also, if you have a chance to take the 7 trainm you will be able to take even more pictures of that hidden side.
and as you might have guessed, the name 5Pointz refers to the 5 boroughs of New York. Here, the 5 points come all together as 1 such as all those artists coming from all over the world and making this place the Mecca of graffiti.
Your turn to go check it out!
you can also book a guided tour, let's do it!
45-46 Davis Street
Long Island City
Subway : G Court Sq - 7 45 Rd Court Sq