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5pointz pano

5pointz pano

..here’s the premier concrete canvas in long island city, 5pointz

..from wikipedia..

5 Pointz: The Insitute of Higher Burnin’ is an industrial building in Long Island City, Queens, where graffiti has been allowed.John Roleke of About.com writes: “5 Pointz is a living collage of graffiti art covering a converted warehouse full of artist studios”. 5 Pointz is known worldwide, and taggers or graffiti artists from all over the world have come there paint graffiti. 5 Pointz has been the subject of articles in newspapers such as The Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and the International Herald Tribune.

As The Christian Science Monitor puts it: “The Gatekeeper of New York’s ‘graffiti mecca’ is Meres who decides who paints – and how long it stays.” Jonathan Cohen, or “Meres,” has been in charge of the 5 Pointz graffiti museum since 2002.

It is suggested to e-mail Cohen to get his permission before painting at 5 Pointz. If he is not familiar with an artist, Cohen will ask for a sample of their work; if it is a mural, he will ask for a layout as well.

The name “5 Pointz” represents the five boroughs of New York City. One of the first graffiti there was a portrait of Jam Master J, an important member of the early hip hop musical style.

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29 replies on “5pointz pano”

A very cool place and a great idea. Some of the urban graffiti artists are extremely talented, and with everything in life, there is always room for new blood pulsing through old veins.

An excellent photograph and accompanying text, a brilliant post which informed and entertained

Very interesting info in this post. Love your capture and how much of it you were able to get into the frame. It’s definitely something you don’t see everyday.

i really like your composition choices here – especially the contrast between the wild paint and the simple lines on the road. i think i would have been overwhelemed here but you did well.

While in NYC once I purchased a photoraph from a photographer at an art fair near NYU. I just thought it was an old warehouse which had been taken over by taggers. Your history on the place brings a whole new meaning to the photograph. Excellent shot. I will have to go there for a visit one day.

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