5 Pointz Aerosol Art Center is a factory building in Queens where graffiti is memorialized, curated, produced, and endangered. For those who remember when the New York subways were coated with graffiti, mostly ugly and defacing but occasionally marvelous, it’s a stretch of the imagination to see an outdoor museum of graffiti complete with a CEO, a curator (they are one and the same), a web site, and official tours. But times change. You can read more about 5 Pointz (the name refers to the 5 boroughs of New York City) by clicking the links below. You will not be surprised that the owner of the building is planning to sell it so that luxury apartment towers can be built in this former industrial area of Queens. If you want to see the graffiti and street art, and some of it is fantastic and worth the trip, better go soon. MOMA PS1 is across the street and above the fray.
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