“Vandals” have principals, too. A graffiti writer sent a Star Wars-themed “f*ck you” message to ISIS.
New York has been known as the home for some of the best graffiti artists in the world, giving widespread legitimacy to the street art. At the Museum of the City of New York, aerosol artists of the 1970s and ’80s will have their work featured in a six-month exhibit beginning today (February 4).
Despite a well-attended weekend rally to save Queens graffiti mecca 5 Pointz , walls at the colorful and sprawling structure were painted white overnight. Earlier this year, New York officials cleared developers to build a luxury housing complex and it appears steps are underway to start the process.
Graffiti fans the world over have traveled to the borough of Queens in New York to take in the massive 5Pointz Aerosol Art Museum warehouse space. Now, the heavily-tagged mecca of street art is slated to be torn down by developers to make way for a new condominium development.