In a strange twist of what seemed like reverse vandalism, the Graffiti Mecca or 5 Pointz, NY, was painted over with white paint in the middle of the night. (This occurred in November; NN was there in September.) Curator and graffiti artist, Jonathon “Meres One” Cohen said, “Graffiti is the most relevant art form of our times.” Sadly, the building, which was both home to artists and art, is being gentrified and turned into condos.
Enjoy the art in this collection; most of the graffiti pieces you’ll see here were the last ones exhibited on the 5 Pointz walls. Within a few months of photographing, the Graffiti Mecca was gone.