Friday, November 22, 2013

Goodbye, 5Pointz

I do a lot of traveling (though not as much as I used to...). When I go, I look for art. (You can try searching the Internet for something like mural Phoenix.)

One street art icon that I never got to see was 5Pointz in New York City:

(As always, you can click for a larger view.)

Today I read a tweet from the Arizona Arts Commission ‏@AZartscomm:

There's been a lot of talk about 5Pointz this week. What do you think? Lost art or graffiti?

That tweet ends with a link to a National Public Radio story — written, with more pictures: Remembering 5Pointz: A Five-Story Building That Told Plenty More. (You can also click on the story title to read it.)

That photo above came from the 5Pointz home page, which has a big black space where the photo used to be... as well as pleas for help to save the art.

According to NPR, 5Pointz is set to be demolished by the end of the year to make way for luxury apartments.

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