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

  • 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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