Graffiti in Brooklyn
I had the pleasure of meeting a graffiti artist this past week while in New York. He led me to 5pointz, an old, old warehouse building in Long Island City, across the East River from Manhattan (it’s directly across from PS1, a MoMA museum). The building’s owner has generously allowed graffiti artists to use his building as a canvas. I’ve posted some of the many photos I took.
Their website describes it as: “. . . an outdoor art exhibit space in Long Island City, New York, considered to be the world’s premiere “graffiti Mecca,” where aerosol artists from around the globe paint colorful pieces on the walls of a 200,000-square-foot factory building.” It’s truly amazing, well worth a visit.
You can read more at 5ptz.com – whether you like graffiti or not, you need to plan a visit.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I will be leaving soon for a 30-walk across Paris and would love to have you along. Follow me by signing up for email alerts or join my Facebook page. I plan to find some really nice graffiti while there – and I’d love to share it with you.