Breaking: 5 Pointz was painted white overnight (slide show)

Horrible news: The iconic art space and graffiti palace is in the process of being erased, according to the folks at 5 Pointz

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  • Photographer: Lauren Spinelli

    The artworks at 5 Pointz were painted over with white early on the morning of November 19

  • Photographer: Lauren Spinelli

    The artworks at 5 Pointz were painted over with white early on the morning of November 19

  • Photographer: Lauren Spinelli

    The artworks at 5 Pointz were painted over with white early on the morning of November 19

  • Photographer: Lauren Spinelli

    The artworks at 5 Pointz were painted over with white early on the morning of November 19

  • Photographer: Lauren Spinelli

    The artworks at 5 Pointz were painted over with white early on the morning of November 19

  • Photographer: Lauren Spinelli

    The artworks at 5 Pointz were painted over with white early on the morning of November 19

  • Photographer: Lauren Spinelli

    The artworks at 5 Pointz were painted over with white early on the morning of November 19

  • Photographer: Lauren Spinelli

    The artworks at 5 Pointz were painted over with white early on the morning of November 19

  • Photographer: Lauren Spinelli

    The artworks at 5 Pointz were painted over with white early on the morning of November 19

  • Photographer: Lauren Spinelli

    The artworks at 5 Pointz were painted over with white early on the morning of November 19

  • Photographer: Lauren Spinelli

    The artworks at 5 Pointz were painted over with white early on the morning of November 19

  • Photographer: Lauren Spinelli

    The artworks at 5 Pointz were painted over with white early on the morning of November 19

  • Photographer: Lauren Spinelli

    The artworks at 5 Pointz were painted over with white early on the morning of November 19

Photographer: Lauren Spinelli

The artworks at 5 Pointz were painted over with white early on the morning of November 19

After a long battle to save 5 Pointz—which incuded its proprietors, including street artist Meres One, filing a lawsuit to protect the building, and a rally this past Saturday to garner support for the art space—it seems as though the legendary graffiti mecca may finally be closing. Earlier this morning, this was posted to 5 Pointz's Twitter account:

Last week, a federal judge denied an injunction to stop the demolition of the space, clearing the way for the building's owners to begin the process of tearing it down and building condos in its place. We just didn't think it would happen quite so soon.


Click through the slide show above for photos of the painted-over space. Below are some snaps from social media. R.I.P., 5 Pointz.



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John
John

Haaahaaahaaaahaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!! Peace out garbage graffiti 'art'. Looks so much nicer now. It's not even their building. Buy and deface your own property 5 pointz. Suck it!!!! :-))))))))

A-M1
A-M1

Ildar Beck kurt-----stop thinking.. you are one of Those narrowminded sheep in this World...behH ehH ehHeh

Jim
Jim

It is a shame that the art erased from the buildings is no longer. But the reality is that the buildings were not legal canvases to begin with. They were dilapidated buildings that were destined for demolition. As much as the art was appreciated by many, it was obvious to most that is was temporary. Complain as we might, but the owners had the right to sell the property for whatever next purpose it has. And so goes the world.

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