Following up on yesterday's post about 5pointz. Some more memories. Congratulations to @meresone @5pointzcreates staff and every artist that had their work covered by the man who now has to pay up 6.7 million dollar for his actions. 5pointz was the one legal spot in New York for every graffiti artist from anywhere in the world to paint, look, gather talk and connect to the New York scene. For every tourist, hipster, yup and streetart / graffiti enthusiast this was the place that was forever changing at a daily pace with no announcements but certainly well curated by Meres and his 5pointz crew. A dispute with the landlord who saw more money in high rise apartments than in cultivating this creative and international culture that the building was hosting he decided, way before the demolition, to paint the entire building white overnight. After a long legal battle over the destroyed artworks the judge admitted graffiti to be 'fine art' and forced the landlord to pay up 6.7 million dollar to the 5pointz collective who have always volunteered to manage the artworks on the building. On the photos you'll see my work from 2011 when I visited 5pointz while it was still alive and kicking.