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5 pointz – The Institute of Higher Burning, A place for street art

5 ptz is a five-story, block-long industrial complex building in Long Island City, located at 45-46 Davis St. which allowed curated street art to be spray painted onto their walls.  However, 12 years of art work has been destroyed.  After a protracted legal battle in which the owner wishes to tear down the building and build condominiums, he had all the art painted over with white paint.  The building is still standing but all the art is no longer visible.    Now, its his building to do whatever he wants with, but since he wasn’t destroying the building yet, it seems a shame to destroy the art.  Some of the art was very talented, and most of it was very original in design and some of it was just weird.  I went there during the summer of 2013 and was fascinated by it.  In memorial of this unusual form and display of  unique artists, and its wonton destruction, I am posting some of the artwork that was there
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