All that you see in the photo above was wiped out in a single evening. It sickens me.
What once looked like this…
Now looks like this.
The 7 train once had windows filled with gawkers in awe of the spectacle below that was 5 Pointz.
The spray cap cap is all that remains of the creepy Mr. Blob mural.
The only ups around here are on the side of this truck.
How 5 Pointz looked last week.
How 5 Pointz looks today.
Every wall was once filled with spectacular artwork.
Now the building looks wounded with bandages of haphazardly applied white blotches.
There was a police presence in the courtyard as a disillusioned woman asked questions and received unsatisfactory answers.
I spoke to Meres One, an artist and organizer of 5 Pointz. He was upset but upbeat. He said he had been contacted by numerous people with buildings in multiple boroughs offering new canvases for the street artists. Meres also said the battle with Jerry Wolkoff (the man responsible for this vile act) is not over.
Across the street there are a few walls not owned by Wolkoff where the artists continue to express themselves, but when you turn around the whitewashed 5 Pointz is blinding. It is truly sad.