5Pointz Aerosol Art Center, Inc. RIP

45-46 Davis Street

In 2014 5 Pointz fell victim to the tides of development. The space was demolished, and replaced by... you guessed it! Luxury Condos 5Pointz Aerosol Art Center, Inc. is an outdoor art exhibit space in Long Island City, New York, considered to be ... more

In 2014 5 Pointz fell victim to the tides of development. The space was demolished, and replaced by... you guessed it! Luxury Condos 5Pointz Aerosol Art Center, Inc. is an outdoor art exhibit space in Long Island City, New York, considered to be the world’s premiere “graffiti Mecca,” where aerosol artists from around the globe paint colorful pieces on the walls of a 200,000-square-foot factory building. The name 5Pointz signifies the five boroughs coming together as one but, because of its reputation as an epicenter of the graffiti scene, the industrial complex has actually united aerosol artists from across the world. Legendary writers from Canada, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Japan, Brazil, and all over the United States have painted on the building walls, including Stay High 149, Tracy 168, Cope2, Part, and Tats Cru. Over the past decade, the striking, graffiti-covered warehouse has attracted several hip-hop and R&B stars, including Doug E. Fresh, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Kaz, Mobb Deep, Rahzel, DJ JS-1, Boot Camp Clik, Joan Jett, and Joss Stone. On any given day, 5Pointz visitors can expect to find prominent artists, musicians, deejays, Emcees (rappers), and B-boy... more

In 2014 5 Pointz fell victim to the tides of development. The space was demolished, and replaced by... you guessed it! Luxury Condos

5Pointz Aerosol Art Center, Inc. is an outdoor art exhibit space in Long Island City, New York, considered to be the world’s premiere “graffiti Mecca,” where aerosol artists from around the globe paint colorful pieces on the walls of a 200,000-square-foot factory building.

The name 5Pointz signifies the five boroughs coming together as one but, because of its reputation as an epicenter of the graffiti scene, the industrial complex has actually united aerosol artists from across the world. Legendary writers from Canada, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Japan, Brazil, and all over the United States have painted on the building walls, including Stay High 149, Tracy 168, Cope2, Part, and Tats Cru.

Over the past decade, the striking, graffiti-covered warehouse has attracted several hip-hop and R&B stars, including Doug E. Fresh, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Kaz, Mobb Deep, Rahzel, DJ JS-1, Boot Camp Clik, Joan Jett, and Joss Stone.

On any given day, 5Pointz visitors can expect to find prominent artists, musicians, deejays, Emcees (rappers), and B-boys (break dancers) on site, in addition to filmmakers, photographers, and entire tour buses full of admirers soaking in the more than 350 Technicolor murals.

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.


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45-46 Davis Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
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@5PointzNYC

RT @Save_TheZombies: @ManMadeMoon Until it was illegally painted over then torn down by greedy real estate developers, I would always sugge… Yesterday at 8:43 PM

White washing the art wasn't enough! Let s make sure we step all over them on a daily basis.
https://t.co/KvQVLQLhbQ Mon at 8:58 PM

RT @MartinMyers: @5PointzNYC sublime busy studying your story in law class today
https://t.co/InVYCO8yYP Mon at 7:51 PM

Bright Monday from the well and alive 5 pointz crew! Let your daily journey be filled with art, it is everywhere ..
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