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.


Drag the street view to look around 360°.
Use the arrow buttons to navigate down the street and around the neighborhood!

There are no events taking place on this date.

Info

45-46 Davis Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Website

Editorial Rating

Nearby Subway

  • to Court Sq
  • to Hunters Point

@5PointzNYC

RT @RegularGuyPhil: @chrisychung @5PointzNYC Hey cool kids, please come back and check out these overpriced condos. July 02

@meghancnyc @chrisychung Not yet July 02

RT @fuelgrannie: @RegularGuyPhil @chrisychung @5PointzNYC hey cool kids whom we betrayed and whose artwork we literally destroyed in the de… July 02

RT @AlongfortheTrip: The Amazing MoSA Street Art Bowery Museum, New York via @travelling_mom #familytravel @nycgo @5PointzNYC
https://t.coJuly 02

view all

Other Art Galleries Attractions

Sean Kelly Gallery

Since its inception, the Gallery has garnered extensive attention for its work w... view

Kinz + Tillou

Lance Kinz and Michelle Tillou have a combined experience of over 45 years withi... view

DUMBO Arts Center

Founded by artists in the wake of the first festival in 1997, DAC was the first ... view