Monday, March 16, 2009

NYC09: 5 Pointz - New York City's Graffiti Mecca

Located north east along Jackson Ave. about three minutes from 21st station, accessible via the G Train, 5 Pointz is New York City's graffiti Mecca. Similar to Rush Lane in Toronto, 5 Pointz is a building that everyone seems to have agreed is perfectly suitable for graffiti artwork.

Adorning the North, West, and South walls, the graffiti stretches from the street level all the way up to the roof. Though the south wall is painted, as it is mostly used as a car park, the quality is not the same standard as the other two. Think of it as the minor leagues, leading to the majors.

Art work ranges from nude goddesses, to Japanese stylized characters; Ironman is situated just down from cartoon cereal parodies – such as Ethnix, complimented with the Trix rabbit.

If contemporary art is up your alley, be sure to check out the PS1 gallery located just across the road.

Without a doubt, this place is definitely worth the trip cross town.

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