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8.05.2005 

legal graffiti.....


....is this missing the point, like a legal rave...or is this a viable option? you decide:

"An exceptional example of legal graffiti in Queens is a building opposite PS1 in Long Island City. The building, which housesseveral factories and art studios, used to be home to a project calledthe Fun Factory. The Fun Factory formed around 1994, and gavepeople a legal and safe place to create graffiti. Earlier this year, theFun Factory closed, leaving the building and its walls unmonitored. Lordroc, a Queens-born graffiti artist and hip-hop musician, lamentedthat, "The place was open and it was just getting bombed with tags.It looked horrible." Around six months ago, another young graffitiartist named Meres made a proposal to the building's landlord to runanother graffiti project. The landlord agreed, and 5 Pointz began.

The name 5 Pointz signifies all five boroughs of New York. People ofall ages and all parts of the city travel to 5 Pointz to graffiti its walls(in recent months, artists from other areas of the Unites States, as wellas Holland, France, and Germany, have also traveled to LIC to addtheir graffiti). Meres gives each artist an area to paint according totheir ability. The better artists earn the more prominent walls, such asthose that are closest to street level, while beginners receive smallerareas in more remote places."

This is a great example of exploring the youths and multicultural artistic ability of a community. Also, it is encouraging to see people that believes in Graffiti so much to keep this facility running. Big ups to 5 Points.

Productive Daydreaming

This is a great example of exploring the youths and multicultural artistic ability of a community. Also, it is encouraging to see people that believes in Graffiti so much to keep this facility running. Big ups to 5 Points.

Productive Daydreaming

Sounds great I should hit that shit up when im in NY this week.

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