Thursday, February 15, 2018


     This weekend, artists from the 5 Points, graffiti landmark in Long Island City, were awarded a 6.7 million settlement for the destruction of their work by a real estate developer. The ruling upholds the Visual Artist Rights Act that protects artists works in public places.
     I have been documenting the walls for well over a decade, and, like everyone else, was stunned and saddened by the loss. It was internationally known and served as a major tourist destination from early on.
Here is a small sampling from those years...
Streetside 2007

a favorite photo-op spot

space is the place, and artists from around the world would
sign up for a spot.

Winter in the courtyard/loading dock

last visit, Winter 2013

all photos ©Ken Brown

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